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Experience, Caste, and the Everyday Social, Hardback Book


This book is an exploration of the nature of this 'social'; it argues that our definition of sociality is influenced largely by our everyday lives, the institutions we are part of, and the relationships we build-all of these experiences catalyse the way we see the social world and shape how we act in it.

We smell, touch, and taste the social; we belong to the social (every social collection is defined by our sense of belongingness to, for instance, the family, thecommunity, or the caste); and from all of this we understand something of the nature of the social.

This volume is a theoretical interpretation of the process of the creation of the 'social' through our everyday lives-of how we construct a sense of 'identity', 'authority', and 'ethics' through sensoryperceptions that we experience in our daily lives.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 257 pages
  • Publisher: OUP India
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Interdisciplinary studies
  • ISBN: 9780199496051