Casting Kings

- Bards and Indian Modernity

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Casting Kings
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Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
01-07-2006
Sprog:
Engelsk
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It is a cliche to say that we live in a globalized world in which investment flows, communications and the operations of multinationals from all parts of the world have changed the character of the international business environment. But the easy concept of globalization poses as many questions as it answers and it is the purpose of this book to address these challenges. In Governments, Globalization, and International Business a prestigious group of international scholars explore in detail the consequences of globalization - defined as 'the deepening structural interdependence of the world economy'. In Part 1 John Dunning, Richard Lipsey, Michael Porter, Susan Strange and Stephen Kobrin analyse these changes from different disciplinary perspectives and intellectual backgrounds. The basic question they address is 'what are the consequences ofglobalization on the nature, form, and level of domestic economic activity?'.In Part 2 the different experiences and policies of a number of economies are assessed in a series of country studies. These include the G7 countries as well as the developing East Asian economies, Latin America and smaller developed countries. In the final part John Stopford and Edward Graham stand back and look at the changing role of national and supranational governance. In doing so they underscore a fundamental tenet of the volume, that globalization requires national governments to re-evaluate various factors of their systemic governance.Based on three years of anthropological fieldwork in the Indian state of Rajasthan, Casting Kings explores the manner in which semi-nomadic performers known as Bhats understand, and also subvert, caste hierarchies. A number of scholars have recently contended that caste is invented and thus a fiction of a kind. But focus in these studies is typically placed on the way caste is imagined according to the agendas and desires of elite Westerners such as colonialofficials. In this book, by contrast, the author argues that Bhats themselves understand the imaginative dimensions of caste relations. Indeed, such insights are shown to lie at the heart of the Bhats traditional profession of praise- and insult-singing. Likewise, the author demonstrates how the ability tocleverly rework and even sabotage lingering caste inequalities continues to form the basis for Bhat claims to status and dignity in contemporary India.

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Udgivelsesdato:
01-07-2006
ISBN13:
9780195307757
Vægt:
370 g
Dybde:
16 mm
Bredde:
157 mm
Højde:
235 mm
Format:
Paperback
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    Leading international scholars (including Dunning, Porter, Lipsey, Strange, Rugman, Stopford, and Graham) describe and analyse this deepening globalization of the world economy - and its implications for governments, firms, and different regions of the world.Based on anthropological fieldwork in the Indian state of Rajasthan, this book explores the manner in which semi-nomadic performers known as Bhats understand, and subvert caste hierarchies. It demonstrates how the ability to cleverly rework 1 map, 23 halftones

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