Materiality and Visuality in North East India

An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Editors: Nongbri, Tiplut, Bhargava, Rashi (Eds.)

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  • Addresses comprehensively issues of materiality and visuality in the context of North East India
  • Brings together an international group of scholars with extensive experience in the field
  • Explores all issues from an interdisciplinary perspective
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This edited book set in the context of North East India explores issues concerning symbols, meanings, representations, and social implications of materiality and visuality, as well as the  dynamics of power, social reproduction, ideological dominance and knowledge production, from an interdisciplinary perspective. It seeks to answer the question of why some things matter more than others or what happens when certain things are made more visible than others. The book provides valuable insights into the process of identity construction through the use of cultural sources, both material and visual. Following on the debates/discussions on material and visual culture in the 1970s and 1980s, the book argues that instead of viewing objects as mere representation(s), one should see them as active agents in creating perceptions, bodily practices, discourses and perceptions of our social world. Each chapter in the book unravels and engages with these pertinent issues in order to arrive at a more comprehensive understanding of the status quo. The book is of interest to scholars of ethnicity, identity construction, politics and state, cultural studies, media studies, visual, social and cultural anthropology and sociology, as well as lay readers who want to learn more about the region.

About the authors

Tiplut Nongbri is currently Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew Chair Professor at the Centre for North East Study and Policy Research, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She had taught Sociology at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, JNU. She was the founding director of the North East India Studies Programme, JNU. She has published widely. Her research interests include family and kinship, studies of tribes and marginal groups, environmental sociology and development issues. 
Rashi Bhargava is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi, New Delhi (India). She has a Doctorate in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her research interests consist broadly of politics, ethnicity, identity construction and civil society in the region of North East India. She is also interested in issues of methodology and theory. In the past, she has taught at the Department of Sociology, Hindu College and Kamala Nehru College of University of Delhi.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Negotiating the Visibility of ‘Habitus’ of ‘the Nagas’ and their Photographers

    Pages 3-22

    von Stockhausen, Alban

  • ‘We Were the Others’: Visuality in Colonial Writings

    Pages 23-35

    Zhimo, Avitoli G.

  • Conversation Pieces: How Digital Technologies might Reinvigorate and reveal the Social Lives of Objects

    Pages 37-53

    Kahn, Alison (et al.)

  • Mai-Baaps and Minis: Spatiality, Visuality and Materiality in Assam’s Tea Gardens

    Pages 57-71

    Borah, Prithiraj (et al.)

  • Mapping Power and Domination: Studying State Making in Arunachal Pradesh through Old Official Photographs

    Pages 73-86

    Tadu, Rimi

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Materiality and Visuality in North East India
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Editors
  • Tiplut Nongbri
  • Rashi Bhargava
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-1970-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-1970-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-1969-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVII, 217
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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