The Thought World of Hindu Nationalism: Analyzing a Political Ideology

The Thought World of Hindu Nationalism: Analyzing a Political Ideology

By: Christian Karner (author)Hardback

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This book analyzes textual material and qualitative data on Hindu nationalism to reveal the co-existence of several 'self-other category relations' and of more elaborate schemas of interpretation in a transnationally circulating discourse often reduced to a cognitive pattern of binary 'us versus them' distinctions. The result is a theoretical approach capable of addressing the blind spots in traditional structuralism - structural diversity, meaning, history, and agency.

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Christian Karner is Special Research Fellow in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham.


Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Definitional and Conceptual Clarifications; 3. Types of 'Self'/'Other' Category Relations; 4. Ideological Content/Meaning; 5. History, Context, Appropriation, Diffusion; 6. Agency, the Subject, Identities, Resistance; 7. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/07/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780773456266
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 404
  • ID: 9780773456266
  • ISBN10: 0773456260

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