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Mukkuvar women : the sexual contradictions of capitalist development in a South-Indian fishing community

Ram, Kalpana

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Situated at the fringes of agricultural Hindu society, the Mukkuvars, a Catholic fishing community, offer the student of South Asian Society a fresh perspective on the cultural construction of work, gender, sexuality and religion. Their distinctiveness does not follow on in any simple way from the nature of their occupation or their Catholicism. Significant elements of Mukkuvar culture - features of marriage and kinship, and patterns of religious devotionalism...[Show more]

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Date published: 1988-09
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/116313

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