Governmentality and guru-led movements in India

@article{Pandya2016GovernmentalityAG,
  title={Governmentality and guru-led movements in India},
  author={Samta P. Pandya},
  journal={European Journal of Social Theory},
  year={2016},
  volume={19},
  pages={74 - 93}
}
  • S. Pandya
  • Published 1 February 2016
  • Political Science
  • European Journal of Social Theory
The concept of governmentality has a textual and philosophical basis as well as being concerned with what might be called the practices of government. This article discusses and develops the governmentality argument with respect to the guru-led movements. It outlines the basics of Michel Foucault’s concept of governmentality, its analytical frame, the fact that governmentality moves beyond only the practices of the state and its nuances in a neoliberal frame of reference, drawing on Zygmunt… 
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