Author:Meenakshi Thapan

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Living the Body: Embodiment, Womanhood and Identity in Contemporary India

By: Meenakshi Thapan

Price: $15.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028105

ISBN: 8178299011

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This is a book about embodiment and identity in the context of particular women's lives in an urban setting. It is concerned with the development of a sociology of embodiment in the context of women's lives in contemporary, urban India. The focus on embodiment is mediated by gender and class, two critical elements that constitute identity in relation to embodiment. The study is based on material collected from interviews with working class women in an urban slum and with professional, upper class women, with young women in secondary schools and from material from a women's magazine. Apart from... View more info

Life at School: An Ethnographic Study

By: Meenakshi Thapan

Price: $10.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2005

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 029162

ISBN: 0195679644

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This book explores the complex relationship between ideas, institutions, and the people in them. The author examines the Rishi Valley Schol in Andhra Pradesh considered the hallmark of progressive education, informed by the world view of the renowned philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti. This edition includes a new introduction that rethinks ideas in school education in light of present political and social realities. It will be of special importance to scholars of education, teachers, trainers, as also to scholars of sociology and philosophy. Printed Pages: 304. View more info

J. Krishnamurti and Educational Practice: Social and Moral Vision for Inclusive Education

By: Meenakshi Thapan

Price: $32.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Oxford University Press: 2018

Seller ID: 900567

ISBN: 0199487804


First in the series on Education and Society in South Asia, this volume focuses on the educational thought of a world-renowned teacher, thinker, and writer—Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986). This edited volume examines Krishnamurti’s work and explores his contemporary relevance in educational endeavours and practices in different parts of the country. PRINTED PAGES: 440. View more info

Contested Spaces: Citizenship and Belonging in Contemporary Times

By: Meenakshi Thapan (Ed.)

Price: $17.98

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2010

Seller ID: 102006

ISBN: 8125040927

Condition: New


Individuals and groups negotiate increasingly complex relationships between the local, the national and the global. Contested Spaces: Citizenship and Belonging in Contemporary Times focuses on the everyday experience of divided or contested allegiances, and foregrounds the experiential, the embodied and the emotional, while also examining the social and the cultural. Divided into three sections, this volume is broadly grouped around the themes of exclusionary practices, experiences of identity, and gender. The first section opens with a powerful commentary on the practices deployed by the stat... View more info