Siva And Her Sisters: Gender, Caste, And Class In Rural South India by Karin KapadiaSiva And Her Sisters: Gender, Caste, And Class In Rural South India by Karin Kapadia

Siva And Her Sisters: Gender, Caste, And Class In Rural South India

byKarin Kapadia

Paperback | April 17, 1998

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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.
Karin Kapadia is on the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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Title:Siva And Her Sisters: Gender, Caste, And Class In Rural South IndiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.67 inPublished:April 17, 1998Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0813334918

ISBN - 13:9780813334912

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