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Tradition and Modernity: The Interface of Clan Structures and Electoral Politics in Naga Society

Author(s) Pavei Kh
Country India
Abstract This paper delves into the intricate relationship between clan structures and electoral politics within Naga society, focusing on the interface between tradition and modernity. Challenging the perception of traditional institutions as static entities, the study highlights how clan structures are not timeless but rather modern constructs, subject to reinvention and adaptation. Drawing on the works of Hobsbawm and Ranger (1983), the research explores how clan members navigate power dynamics and political influences, particularly in the context of emerging political elites. By employing a social construction approach, the author investigates how traditional clan systems influence modern electoral contestation and vice versa. Through fieldwork conducted in Phaibung Khullen village, the author, an insider researcher, examines the interplay between traditional practices and contemporary electoral processes. The findings underscore the mutual reconfiguration of clan structures and electoral politics, emphasizing the enduring influence of tradition on modern political mobilization. This study contributes to a nuanced understanding of how traditional institutions shape and are shaped by the evolving landscape of electoral contestation in Naga society, highlighting the complex interface between tradition and modernity in clan-based communities.
Keywords Tradition, Modernity, Tribes, Clan Structures, Electoral Politics.
Field Sociology
Published In Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024
Published On 2024-05-11
Cite This Tradition and Modernity: The Interface of Clan Structures and Electoral Politics in Naga Society - Pavei Kh - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.20064
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