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Degrees Without Freedom?

Education, Masculinities, and Unemployment in North India

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Degrees Without Freedom? by Craig Jeffrey
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Degrees Without Freedom? re-evaluates debates on education, modernity, and social change in contemporary development studies and anthropology. Education is widely imputed with the capacity to transform the prospects of the poor. But in the context of widespread unemployment in rural north India, it is better understood as a contradictory resource, providing marginalized youth with certain freedoms but also drawing them more tightly into systems of inequality. The book advances this argument through detailed case studies of educated but unemployed or underemployed young men in rural western Uttar Pradesh. This book draws on fourteen months' ethnographic research with young men from middle caste Hindu, Muslim, and ex-Untouchable backgrounds. In addition to offering a new perspective on how education affects the rural poor in South Asia, Degrees Without Freedom? includes in-depth reflection on the politics of modernity, changing rural masculinities, and caste and communal politics.

Author Biography

Craig Jeffrey is Assistant Professor of Geography and International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. Patricia Jeffery is Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Roger Jeffery is Professor of the Sociology of South Asia at the University of Edinburgh.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Stanford University Press
Pages
256
Dimensions
3895x5830x14
ISBN-13
9780804757430
Product ID
1832563

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