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Fragmentary pleasures: Masculinity, urban spaces, and commodity politics in Delhi

Srivastava, Sanjay


Building upon theorizations of gender, space and subjectivity, and consumer cultures, this article explores contemporary masculinity politics in Delhi. It focuses upon a group of young men of the Bajrang Dal, an organization of the Hindu Right, in order to explore their lives as urban subjects whose actions unfold across a number of registers, of which 'Hindu nationalism' is just one. The discussion embarks upon an ethnography of 'fragmentation' and 'splitting', presenting these as significant...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9655.2010.01656.x


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