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The Resource Social mobility in Kerala : modernity and identity in conflict, Filippo Osella and Caroline Osella

Social mobility in Kerala : modernity and identity in conflict, Filippo Osella and Caroline Osella

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Social mobility in Kerala : modernity and identity in conflict
Title
Social mobility in Kerala
Title remainder
modernity and identity in conflict
Statement of responsibility
Filippo Osella and Caroline Osella
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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digitized
Cataloging source
COO
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Osella, Filippo
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Osella, Caroline
Series statement
Anthropology, culture, and society
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  • Ezhavas
  • Social mobility
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ezhavas
  • Social mobility
  • India
  • Sociale mobiliteit
  • Etnische minderheden
Summary expansion
<div>The Izhavas are an ex-untouchable community in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Politically and economically weak, stigmatised as &#x2018;toddy tappers&#x2019; and &#x2018;devil dancers&#x2019;, and considered unapproachable by clean caste Hindus, a century ago Izhavas were associated with other manual-labouring untouchable castes. In recent decades they have sought to improve their position by accumulating economic, symbolic and cultural capital through employment, religion, politics, migration, marriage, education and have tried to assert their right to mobility, often in the face of opposition from their high status Christian and Nayar neighbours. This study examines how Izhavas, through repudiation of their nineteenth-century identity and search for mobility, have come into complex relationships with modernity, colonialism and globalisation. Filippo Osella and Caroline Osella highlight the complexities and contradictions of modern identity, both locally and globally. The authors&#x2019; approach builds upon and goes beyond a south Asian focus, showing how the Izhavas represent the rise of formerly stigmatised groups who remain at the same time trapped by stereotype and material disadvantage. Absolute mobility, they argue, has not led to relative mobility within a society which remains stratified and prone to new forms of social exclusion.</div>
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Social mobility in Kerala : modernity and identity in conflict, Filippo Osella and Caroline Osella
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-306) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn191935977
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 320 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780745316949
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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9780745316949
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22573/ctt18fmsp6
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Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)191935977
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Social mobility in Kerala : modernity and identity in conflict, Filippo Osella and Caroline Osella
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-306) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn191935977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780745316949
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780745316949
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18fmsp6
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191935977
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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