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Indian Youth in a Transforming World free pdf This book comprises the first nationwide study based on face-to-face interviews with 5000 youth to capture the popular mood of this important demographic segment of contemporary India. It records their perceptions of various issues, ranging from modernity, development, globalization and unemployment, to leisure and lifestyle, social networks and family, and their hopes and aspirations for the future. While it breaks some myths about them, on one hand, it helps strengthen some commonly shared perceptions about them, on the other. "Indian Youth in a Transforming World: Attitudes and Perceptions" underlines that Indian youth reflect an authentic multiplicity of aspirations, 'world views' and interest, quite like the rich tapestry of India's diversity. It indicates that they are a mix of continuity with change. However, they stand distinct in many ways from the youth the world over. This book is also likely to break some myths related to the youth, opening avenues for new debates. For example, the study reveals that there is hardly any decline in interest in politics between two generations. The book would be invaluable for professionals in advertising and other media sectors and all those involved in market research. Students and teachers of specialized psychology courses, behavioural sociology, political sociology, social change and modernization will also find it useful.

About Sanjay Kumar

Sanjay Kumar is a Professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, and Codirector, Lokniti, a research program of the CSDS. Trained in survey research at the Summer School in the University of Michigan, he has directed various national and state-level surveys conducted by the CSDS,including the series of National Election Studies (NES) conducted during the Lok Sabha elections of 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, and 2009. Besides the NES, he has also directed various state-level studies. His research draws heavily from empirical studies. He is also interested in mapping the changing patterns of democracy. He has been the country coordinator (India) for the State of Democracy in South Asia study conducted by the CSDS and a core team member of the Asian Barometer Study conducted in different countries. He has also been a member of the team of international observers for observing elections in various countries. He is also a member of the drafting committee for the charter on Free and Fair elections in Asia. His most recent book is Changing Electoral Politics in Delhi: From Caste to Class (SAGE Publications 2013). His other books are Measuring Voting Behaviour in India (with Praveen Rai- SAGE Publications 2013), Rise of the Plebeians? The Changing Face of Indian Legislative Assemblies (coedited with Christophe Jaffrelot 2009), and Indian Youth in a Transforming World: Attitudes and Perceptions (with Peter Ronald DeSouza and Sandeep Shastri- SAGE Publications 2009). He also writes regularly for national and regional newspapers, and is a recognized face on electronic media as an election expert.

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Author : Sanjay Kumar
Publisher : SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Data Published : 26 May 2009
ISBN : 8132101715
EAN : 9788132101710
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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