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The Resource Siva and her sisters : gender, caste, and class in rural South India, Karin Kapadia

Siva and her sisters : gender, caste, and class in rural South India, Karin Kapadia

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Siva and her sisters : gender, caste, and class in rural South India
Title
Siva and her sisters
Title remainder
gender, caste, and class in rural South India
Statement of responsibility
Karin Kapadia
Title variation
Siva & her sisters
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines two subordinated groups - "untouchables" and women - in a village in Tamilnadu, South India. The lives and work of "untouchable" women in this village provide a unique analytical focus that clarifies the ways in which three axes of identity - gender, caste, and class - are constructed in South India. Karin Kapadia argues that subordinated groups do not internalize the values of their masters but instead reject them in innumerable subtle ways." "Kapadia contends that elites who hold economic power do not dominate the symbolic means of production. Looking at the everyday practices, rituals, and cultural discourses of Tamil low castes, she shows how their cultural values repudiate the norms of Brahminical elites. She also demonstrates that caste and class processes cannot be fully addressed without considering their interrelationship with gender."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Kapadia, Karin
Dewey number
305.4/0954
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT720
LC item number
.K2957 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the ethnographic imagination
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caste
  • Women
  • Social classes
Label
Siva and her sisters : gender, caste, and class in rural South India, Karin Kapadia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31374059
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780813381589
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94038588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Siva and her sisters : gender, caste, and class in rural South India, Karin Kapadia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31374059
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780813381589
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94038588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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