Shifting Perspectives in Tribal Studies

From an Anthropological Approach to Interdisciplinarity and Consilience

  • Maguni Charan Behera

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Indigenous Dilemma

  3. Inter-Community Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Uwe Skoda
      Pages 89-104
  4. Contextual Analysis (Case-based Studies)

  5. Space of Convergence

  6. Embryonic Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Kanhu Charan Satapathy, Prasanna Kumar Patra, Shyama Mohapatra
      Pages 291-312
  7. Borderline Interdisciplinarity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 371-376

About this book


This book brings together multidisciplinarity, desirability and possibility of consilience of borderline studies which are topically diverse and methodologically innovative. It includes contemporary tribal issues within anthropology and other disciplines. In addition, the chapters underline the analytical sophistication, theoretical soundness and empirical grounding in the area of emerging core perspectives in tribal studies. The volume alludes to the emergence of tribal studies as an independent academic discipline of its own rights. It offers the opportunity to consider the entire intellectual enterprise of understanding disciplinary and interdisciplinary dualism, to move beyond interdisciplinarity of the science-humanities divide and to conceptualise a core of theoretical perspectives in tribal studies.

The book proves an indispensable reference point for those interested in studying tribes in general and who are engaged in the process of developing tribal studies as a discipline in particular. 


Tribal Studies Holistic and interdisciplinary perspectives Consilience approach Adivasi mobilization Borderline interdisciplinarity Inter-community space Structural violence Environmental justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Maguni Charan Behera
    • 1
  1. 1.Arunachal Institute of Tribal StudiesRajiv Gandhi UniversityItanagarIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-8089-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-8090-7
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