The subaltern is defined as, “…someone with a low ranking in a social, political, or other hierarchy” (Vocabulary.com). Subaltern may identify a race, gender, or socio-economic class because of oppression and social subordination based on social beliefs, policy, or caste system. 365 more words
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Subaltern Studies drew their field from Gramsci’s writing on the subaltern which he define in terms of subordinate social groups and classes.
Gramsci was interested in identifying these groups, studying their histories and representations to bring about a transformation of their consciousness and their material living condition. 258 more words
who belongs in the Indian City? - an experiment in defining indian urbanity by conner singh vanderbeek
Shalani Mulackal starts from a Dalit perspective in her reflection on “Dalit Women and Foodscape: A Subaltern Feminist Perspective.” She shares the situation of single woman parent in Delhi with 2 children with not enough to buy food. 444 more words