Journal article

Stating the difference: State, discourse and class reproduction in Uttar Pradesh, India

C Jeffrey, J Lerche

DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE | BLACKWELL PUBL LTD | Published : 2000

Abstract

Much development literature concerned with state-society relations operates with a simplistic state-people dichotomy. In contrast, this article focuses on the intersection between state and society and argues that this plays an important part in class reproduction in 'civil society'. This issue is explored with reference to the role of the local state in class reproduction in the Indian countryside. The focus is on the means by which rural social groups negotiate access to the local state and discourses surrounding the state. The balance of colonization, co-option and opposition that characterizes the relationship between dominant rural classes and local state officials/institutions is exami..

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