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Antinomies of society : essays on ideologies and institutions /

by Beteille, Andre.
Published by : Oxford University Press, (New Delhi ; | New York :) Physical details: 297 p. ; 22 cm. ISBN:9780195653892 (hbk.); 0195653890 (hbk.). Year: 2000
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

"The essays in the volume are devoted to changing norms and values with special emphasis on the tensions, oppositions and contradictions inherent in them. In exploring various facets of contemporary social and political life, Beteille reveals the stresses and strains of democracy in India and the difficulties of transforming a hierarchical society into an egalitarian one. In so doing, he exposes the disjunction between political ideals and social constraints. These and other antinomies are discussed in a set of essays that focus on a range of ideologies and institutions. Marxism, nationalism and secularism are among the ideologies discussed, along with the university, the civil service and other major institutions.".

"These essays seek out connections between seemingly disparate elements of public life. They examine the agenda that India set for itself at independence and the many social and cultural obstacles that still stand in the way. Antinomies of Society will provide illuminating reading for everyone interested in contemporary society and public affairs, and it will be an aid to students and teachers in the disciplines of sociology, social anthropology, political science and social philosophy."--BOOK JACKET.

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