IGB

Connexion

(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Jugād : youth and enterprise in India

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JEFFREY C. (1) ; YOUNG S. (2) ;
(1) School of Geography and the Environment, Univ., Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Dept. of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Madison, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

This article examines the social and political significance of the Indian term jugād, which, crudely, means “make do and mend” or “find a way around”—for example, fixing a car fan belt with a pair of tights, in western Uttar Pradesh. Firstly, it shows that how the idea of jugād has gained traction among low castes (Dalits), who have also entered the world of local-level brokerage. Secondly, it demonstrates that the Indian state has also picked up on jugād as a model for a distinctly Indian neoliberal development strategy. It concludes by providing a model for how scholars might investigate youth action, also highlighting the dangers of assuming that people on the ground straightforwardly parrot or reject neoliberal ideas

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 104, no1 [pp. 182-195]

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5096

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2014
Refdoc record number (ud4) : 28163705 : Permanent link - XML version
Powered by Pxxo