Exclusion, Social Capital and Citizenship: Contested Transitions in South Africa and India
Tina Uys and Sujata Patel (Eds.)
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Historically, India and South Africa have a lot in common; the migration of indentured and passenger Indians to South Africa, the role and influence of Mahatma Gandhi in the freedom movements, their shared commitment to install democracy in their respective countries, and other such issues. Post-Independence, battling enormous poverty and inequality, these countries have undergone transitions at different points in history in their endeavour to restructure the economy and polity through political projects which are largely elite-driven.

Exclusion, Social Capital and Citizenship shows how though transition always carries the promise of inclusion for social groups inhabiting the margins of society, there is nothing inherently inclusive about the elite-dominated transitions that occurred in South Africa and India. The people of these countries, therefore, have articulated alternate visions of resistance to contest these.

Divided into three sections, this volume analyses whether we can use the prism of one experience to assess another in some other country and the lessons learnt from them through such contextualised comparisons. These and other methodological issues are studied in this collection. The book also describes how diasporic Indians deal with their minority status in post-apartheid South Africa; the intellectual resources that the Muslim minority groups in India employ to articulate their identity and assert their citizenship; and redress policies for groups previously disadvantaged on the basis of race in South Africa and caste in India.

Bringing together sociologists from both South Africa and India, this volume is a must-read for students and scholars of sociology, diaspora studies and political science.

Tina Uys is Chairperson, Department of Sociology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sujata Patel is Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, India.

    List of Tables, Figures and Maps
    Publishers’ Acknowledgements

    Introduction: On Comparing the Contested Transitions of South Africa and India
    Tina Uys and Sujata Patel
  1. Social Exclusion, Work and Informal Sector
  2. Jan Breman
  3. Food Security and Inequality in a Community of Black South Africans
  4. Cecilia Van Zyl-Schalekamp
  5. Suicides and the Making of India’s Agrarian Distress
  6. R. Vasavi
  7. The Mapping of the Adivasi Social: Colonial Anthropology and Adivasis
  8. Bhangya Bhukya
  9. Shifting Boundaries of Exclusion and Citizenship: Geographies of Power in South African Mine Compounds
  10. Andries Bezuidenhout and Sakhela Buhlungu
  11. Caste and Untouchability in Rural Punjab
  12. Surinder S. Jodhka
  13. A Sense of South African Indianness: Citizenship, Identity and Experiences of Exclusion at the Oriental Plaza in Johannesburg
  14. Pragna Rugunanan, Mariam Seedat-Khan and Letitia Smuts
  15. Conversion to Orthodox Judaism in South Africa: Negotiating Social Inclusion within a Minority Religious Group
  16. Elli Kriel
  17. Drawing Boundaries: Inclusion and Exclusion in Conversations on Social Transformation Amongst Middle-Class White South Africans
  18. Charles Puttergill
  19. Competing Discourses of Citizenship: Christianity, ‘Rights’ and Citizenship in South Africa, c. 1910–40
  20. Natasha Erlank
  21. Looking Beyond Parity: Citizenship and the Gendering of Capabilities in Kerala
  22. Praveena Kodoth and Mridul Eapen
  23. Urban Debates in South African Settings: Implications for Citizenship
  24. Liela Groenewald
  25. Social Exclusion, Poverty and Citizenship: Micro-credit Programmes in India
  26. Anurekha Chari-Wagh
  27. ‘Truth Alone Will Not Set Us Free’: Building Citizenship and Inclusivity in
  28. Post-Apartheid South Africa Janis Grobbelaar and Maxi Schoeman
  29. Citizenship and Xenophobic Violence in South Africa: May and June 2008
  30. Simon Bekker, Ilse Eigelaar-Meets and Gary Eva
  31. Terrorism: The Debate on Citizenship in India’s North-East
  32. Archana Upadhyay
  33. South African Sociologists and Academic Citizenship: Decline, Hibernation or a State of Alteration?
  34. Tina Uys and Bronwyn Dworzanowski-Venter
  35. Building Social Capital Through State Initiative: Participatory Planning in Kerala
  36. John S. Moolakkattu and Jos Chathukulam
  37. A Regenerative Form of Social Capital? The Case of Solidarity
  38. Anton Senekal and Wessel Visser
  39. A Hero’s Journey: Assisting Former Combatants to Reclaim Power Through Eco-therapy
  40. Lephophotho Mashike
  41. Identity and Belonging in Post-Apartheid South Africa: The Case of Indian South Africans
  42. Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed
  43. Negotiating Educational Choices: Retreat, Limited Inclusion and Morality in a Private Muslim Girl’s School in Johannesburg
  44. Zahraa McDonald
  45. Emancipation and Dalit Politics in Bombay
  46. Edward A. Rodrigues and Mahesh Gavaskar
  47. Caste as Social Capital: A Case of Citizenship and Maratha Rule in Maharashtra, India
  48. Vishal Jadhav
  49. Gender Politics and Work-Family Integration: Persisting Exclusions at Two South African Universities
  50. Kammila Naidoo, Ria Smit and Mariam Seedat-Khan
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