HEGEMONIC ASPIRATIONS

@article{Fernandes2006HEGEMONICA,
  title={HEGEMONIC ASPIRATIONS},
  author={Leela Fernandes and P. Heller},
  journal={Critical Asian Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={38},
  pages={495 - 522}
}
ABSTRACT This article uses an analysis of the rise of India's New Middle Class (NMC) to develop a class analytics of democratic politics in India. The article locates the politics of India's democracy within the framework of comparative class analytics and integrates class analysis with the politics of caste, religion, and language. The article develops two central arguments. The first is that the dominant fraction of the middle class plays a central role in the politics of hegemony. These… Expand
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