Interpreting politics: situated knowledge, India, and the Rudolph legacy (2020)
in: Oxford scholarship online
This text investigates how people construct meaning and motivation for political action. Building on Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph's seminal scholarship of India, it develops the concept of situated knowledge to argue that people's capacity to empathize and dehumanize as well as their engagement in ongoing discourses and ideational power shape their political action. The volume illuminates contemporary Indian politics by showing how political leadership can transform people's understandings and cause dramatic political transformation.