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The Great Indian Phone Book: How the Cheap Cell Phone Changes Business, Politics, and Daily Life
In 2001, India had 4 million cell phone subscribers. Ten years later, that number had exploded to more than 750 million. Over just a decade, the mobile phone was transformed from a rare and unwieldyExpand
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Mobile Persons: Cell phones, Gender and the Self in North India
In this article I analyse the varied ways mobile phones are integrated into the daily lives of low-income people and the implications for courtship practices, marriage relations and kinship ties.Expand
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The inequalities of medical pluralism: Hierarchies of health, the politics of tradition and the economies of care in Indian oncology.
India has an eclectic health system that incorporates biomedical as well as traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM). Our understanding of the co-existence of these therapeuticExpand
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The cultural politics of shit: class, gender and public space in India
In this article we seek to interrogate the cultural, political and economic conditions that generate the crisis of sanitation in India, with its severe implications for the poor and the marginalized.Expand
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Great Indian Phone Book
The cheap mobile phone is arguably the most significant personal communications device in history. In India, where caste hierarchy has reinforced power for generations, the disruptive potential ofExpand
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Health, culture and religion in South Asia : critical perspectives
Introduction: The Social and Cultural Production of Health in South Asia Assa Doron and Alex Broom Section 1: Culture, power and lay medical interface 1: Class and the Clinic: The Subject of MedicalExpand
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The intoxicated poor: alcohol, morality and power among the boatmen of Banaras
Anthropological research on alcohol use and misuse has largely focused on the symbolic meaning of alcohol in ritual settings and its role in the everyday lives of indigenous populations. Much hasExpand
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Gender and masculinities: new perspectives
The tragic incident of a young woman gang-raped and beaten on a Delhi bus has sent shockwaves throughout India, making headlines internationally. For now, it seems, politicians are taking note of theExpand
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The great Indian phone book : how cheap mobile phones change business, politics and daily life
The cheap mobile phone is arguably the most significant personal communications device in history. In India, where caste hierarchy has reinforced power for generations, the disruptive potential ofExpand
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