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Beyond citizenship

Adivasi and Dalit political pathways in India

Nicolas Jaoul

Keywords: Adivasis; Dalits; India; insurgent citizenship; people’s movements; subaltern studies

Does the dominant, statist conception of citizenship offer a satisfying framework to study the politicization of subaltern classes? This dialectical exploration of the political movements that emerge from the suppressed margins of Indian society questions their relationship to the state and its outcomes from the point of view of emancipation. As this special section shows, political ethnographers of “insurgent citizenship” among Dalits and Adivasis offer a view from below. The articles illustrate the way political subjectivities are being produced on the ground by confronting, negotiating, but also exceeding the state and its policed frameworks.

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Jaoul, Nicolas - Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux sociaux (IRIS)