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Of Contracts and Kaliyuga

Of Contracts and Kaliyuga

Chapter:
(p.151) 7 Of Contracts and Kaliyuga
Source:
We Were Adivasis
Author(s):
Megan Moodie
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.003.0007

Chapter Seven considers the position of young Dhanka men in relation to the broader community projects of their fathers and grandfathers. It shows that in the neoliberal era of the contract, the Dhanka are under threat of downward mobility. The privatization of many utilities in the city and the increasing use of contracted, temporary workers by government departments means that young men cannot undertake collective aspiration in the same ways as a previous generation, a development that often causes friction between men of different generations.

Keywords:   masculinity, privatization, neoliberalism, Thekedar, India

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