ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Bringing People Back In-Political and Intellectual Agendas

Political and Intellectual Agendas Neera Chandhoke The effort to retrieve civil society as a domain of theorisation autonomous from state-centric theory has led to a fetishisation of the way people struggle in distinctive ways. The opposite of the homogenisation launched by the state becomes plurality, the counterposition of standardisation becomes distinctiveness and variation, the inversion of class becomes 'people' and the reverse of macro-processes becomes micro-episodes.

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