3. Great Expectations: Youth in Contemporary India

  1. Isabelle Clark-Decès
  1. Craig Jeffrey

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390599.ch3

A Companion to the Anthropology of India

A Companion to the Anthropology of India

How to Cite

Jeffrey, C. (2011) Great Expectations: Youth in Contemporary India, in A Companion to the Anthropology of India (ed I. Clark-Decès), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390599.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Princeton University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 4 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198929

Online ISBN: 9781444390599

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • great expectations - youth in contemporary India;
  • liberalization of Indian economy - complicating young people's ability to navigate their teens and twenties;
  • youth, “off the map” in accounts of anthropology of India - meaningless social category in India;
  • integrating youth into anthropology - facing problem of definition;
  • educated unemployment, affecting men and women in India - paid work, double subordination in India;
  • timepass, blocking mobility in Uttar Pradesh - challenges facing educated unemployed;
  • timepass, strong spatial dimension - MC students, symbols of educational decay;
  • everyday youth politics, classic work of Karl Mannheim - marginalization or “liminality” of youth;
  • liberalization of economy, altering lives of young people in India - economic aggrandizement;
  • potential for comparing youth activity - pressing need for research on young people

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Youth in India

  • Timepass: Blocked Mobility in Uttar Pradesh

  • Everyday Youth Politics

  • Conclusions

  • References