Social Life of Difference
Social life needs to be understood within its multiple modalities, as it is always mediated through the social, economic, political and religious domains. These domains are not understood as compartmentalized and normative and as individuals go about their everyday life, each domain always becomes embedded in complex relationships with others. As individuals creatively activate, embody and negotiate forms of life imagined and contained in these domains, difference and sameness work as twin categories to mediate various forms of social relationships such as alliance, solidarity, hierarchy and inequality. We focus on the rural, pastoral as well as urban spheres as fields of enquiry to locate the variegated dimensions of difference and sameness.