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National Identity in the Age of Globalization_Barucco

National Identity in the Age of Globalization_Barucco

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 NATIONAL IDENTITY IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION ____________________CHANGING PATTERNS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY IN INDIA
 Armando Barucco - Fellow (2006-2007)Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Harvard University armando_barucco@hotmail.com armando.barucco@esteri.it Disclaimer
The opinions expressed by the author in this paper are his personal view and do not represent those of his administration (The Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Italy), or the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
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ContentsIntroduction p. 4I. - Methodological Notes
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Globalization and the Crisis of the Nation-State
7
 National Identity as a Product of Imagination
8
 The Influence of Gramsci on Indian Social Sciences
“ 10
 Global Elites, Local Elites and the Masses
“ 12
 
II. India as “Thirld-World Superpower 15
Past, Present and Future
“ 15
  Indian Demographic Trends: Curse or Window of Opportunity
“ 19
 
III. The New Garbs of Indian Modernity 23
Cities vs. Countryside
“ 23
 Urban and Rural Imagination
“ 26
The Resurrection of the Caste System
“ 28
 Class vs. Caste
“ 31
 The New Middle Class
“ 34
 Towards a New Caste/Class Politics?
“ 36
 
IV. India’s Struggling Identity 41
 Hinduism: Religion vs. Orthopraxis
“ 41
  Religious Identity and National Identity: Hindu Revivalism
“ 44
 The Making of Indian National Identity as a Hegemonic Project 
“ 46
 Alternative Visions of India
“ 50
 Hindu Nationalism
“ 53
 A New Indian Common Sense?
“ 56
Crisis of Secularism
“ 59
Conclusion 62
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 Figure 1: Nargis in Mother India (1957)
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