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Mukkuvar Women: Gender, Hegemony and Capitalist Transformation in a South Indian Fishing Community

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"Western scholarly writings on caste and Hinduism tend to assume that these frameworks have identical meanings for all social groups in India. This book questions such representations from the standpoint of one among the many groups excluded from the dominant perspective. Kalpana Ram explores the ambiguities and complexities of caste, religion, class and gender in the Catholic fishing community of the Mukkuvars, at the southern-most tip of the Indian subcontinent. The broad scope of Mukkuvar Women covers questions of gender and migration, capitalist development, goddess worship, healing, and the consciousness of minorities. These issues are discussed through a variety of critical approaches. In her analysis the author draws on Marxist, feminist and anthropological methodologies, while evaluating blind spots in each canon."

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Author(s):
Ram, K.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1991
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
266
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin

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"Western scholarly writings on caste and Hinduism tend to assume that these frameworks have identical meanings for all social groups in India. This book questions such representations from the standpoint of one among the many groups excluded from the dominant perspective. Kalpana Ram explores the ambiguities and complexities of caste, religion, class and gender in the Catholic fishing community of the Mukkuvars, at the southern-most tip of the Indian subcontinent. The broad scope of Mukkuvar Women covers questions of gender and migration, capitalist development, goddess worship, healing, and the consciousness of minorities. These issues are discussed through a variety of critical approaches. In her analysis the author draws on Marxist, feminist and anthropological methodologies, while evaluating blind spots in each canon."

Book in very good condition.

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Ram, K.
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Used: very good
Edition:
1991
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
266
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin

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