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Sujata Patel

Sujata Patel is a sociologist at the University of Hyderabad. An historical sensibility and a combination of four perspectives-Marxism, feminism, spatial studies and post structuralism/ post colonialism influences her work which covers diverse areas such as modernity and social theory, history of sociology/social sciences, city-formation, social movements, gender construction, reservation, quota politics and caste and class formations in India. She is also an active interlocutor of teaching and learning practices, its reconstitution within the classroom, University structures and through national and international professional bodies.

Department of Sociology University of Hyderabad Central P.O Hyderabad 500 046 India patel.sujata09@gmail.com

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Authored and Edited Books

* The ISA Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions (London : Sage, 2010) * Urban Studies. Readers in Sociology and Social Anthropology (Co-editor) (Delhi : OUP, 2006) * Bombay and Mumbai. The City in Transisition (Co-edited with Jim Masselos) (Delhi : OUP, 2003) * Thinking Social Science in India. Essays in Honour of Alice Thorner. (Co-editor with Jashodhara Bagchi and Krishna Raj)(New Delhi : Sage, 2002) * Bombay Metaphor for Modern India (Co-editor with Alice Thorner) (Bombay and Delhi : Oxford University Press, 1995/96/2000) * Bombay Mosaic of Modern Culture (Co-editor with Alice Thorner) (Bombay and Delhi : Oxford University Press, 1995/96/2000) * Making of Industrial Relations. Ahmedabad Textile Industry 1918-1939 (Delhi : Oxford University Press, 1986)

[edit] Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

* ’Sociology’s ‘Other’. The Debate on European Universals in The Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (Social Sciences and Humanities),UNESCO, 2010.www.eolss.net * Seva, sangathanas and gurus : service and the making of the Hindu nation in Gurpreet Mahajan and Surinder Jodhka (ed.s) Religion, Community and Development, Delhi, Routledge2010 * Introduction. Diversities of Sociological Traditions in Sujata Patel, (ed) The ISA Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions, Sage London, 2010 * At crossroads. Sociology in India in Sujata Patel, (ed) The ISA Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions, Sage, London, 2010 * In Conversation with Professor Sujata Patel, Interview with Pooja Adhikary, ISA E Bulletin, Number 14, November 2009 * Doing Urban Studies in India. The Challenges. Special issue on Indian Sociology, South African Review of Sociology, 40 (1) 2009 * The Ethnography of the Labouring Poor in India Introduction, The Jan Breman Omnibus, Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2007 * Towards a praxiological understanding of Indian Society The Sociology of A.R. Desai in Satish Deshpande, Nandini Sundar and Patricia Uberoi (ed.s) Anthropology of the East : The Indian Foundations of a Global Discipline, New Delhi, Permanent Black, 2007 * Sociological Study of Religion, Colonial Modernity, and Nineteenth Century Majoritarianism. Economic and Political Weekly, 42 (13), 1089-1094. 2007 * Mumbai. The Mega-City of a Poor Country in Klaus Segbers (ed) The Making of Global City Regions : Johannesburg, Mumbai/Bombay, Sao Paulo, and Shanghai, Baltimore, John Hopkins Press, 2007