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Experience, Caste, and the Everyday Social

Gopal Guru and Sundar Sarukkai


This book develops a radically new way of understanding the social by focussing on different experiences we have of the everyday empirical reality. This book offers a new way of understanding the social processes of societies in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, all of which have complex experiences of the everyday social. The authors begin with the argument that the everyday social is the domain where the first experiences of the social are formed and these experiences influence to a great extent meaning-making of the structural social. Following a critique of some dominant trends in social ... More

Keywords: Experience, Everyday Social, caste, authority, Maitri, social self, perceptions of the social, social ontology, social time, ethics of the social

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199496051
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199496051.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gopal Guru, author
Professor of Social and Political Theory, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Sundar Sarukkai, author
Professor of Philosophy, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore