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Srivastava, Sanjay (2010) 'Fragmentary Pleasures: Masculinity, Urban Spaces and Commodity Politics in Delhi.' Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 16 (4). pp. 835-852.

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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 processes in the making of masculine identities. It suggests that these concepts foreground the ways in which new consumer cultures play a role in the making of masculine power and the notion of an ‘all-consuming man’

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
ISSN: 13590987
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Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2022 17:57

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