Caste and Equality

Friendship Patterns among Young Academics in Urban India

Caste hierarchy has frequently been singled out as the overriding principle of Indian society. This book examines its significance among the highly-educated middle class in the Tamil town of Madurai. As part of their distinctive status as `educated persons', young graduates form egalitarian constellations by ostensibly subverting the boundaries inscribed by caste hierarchy. Stephanie Stocker explores how these friendships are maintained in wider social contexts, finding that the actors engage in supportive networks throughout career and marriage events. Instead of assuming these relationships to be of an entirely different, `alternative category', however, Stocker's study proposes a dynamic character of friendship which in fact remains in conjunction with Indian values of hierarchy.

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2017-05-09, 302 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3885-1

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Author(s)
Stephanie Stocker
Book title
Caste and Equality Friendship Patterns among Young Academics in Urban India
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
302
Features
kart., zahlr. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3885-1
DOI
Commodity Group
1752
BIC-Code
JHMC JFC JHB
BISAC-Code
SOC002010 SOC022000 SOC026000
THEMA-Code
JHMC JBCC JHB
Release date
2017-05-09
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur
Readership
Social and Cultural Anthropology, South Asian Studies, Educational Sciences, Sociology
Keywords/Tags
Caste, Education, Friendship, India, Marriage, Culture, Ethnology, Sociology of Culture, Lifestyle, Asia

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