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dc.contributor.authorGALLO, Ester
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-07T13:57:32Z
dc.date.available2017-06-07T13:57:32Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationNew Dehli : Oxford University Press, 2017en
dc.identifier.isbn9780199469307
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/46669
dc.description.abstractInterrogating the cultural roots of contemporary Malayali middle classes, especially the upper caste Nambudiri community, The Fall of Gods is based on a decade-long ethnography and historico-sociological analyses of the interconnections between colonial history, family memories, and class mobility in twentieth-century south India and in the diaspora. It traces the transformation of normative structures of kinship networks as the community moves from colonial to neo-liberal modernity across generations. The author demonstrates how past family experiences of class and geographical mobility (or immobility) are retrieved and reshaped in the present as alternative ways of conceiving kinship, transforming the idea of collective suffering and sacrifice, and strengthening the felt necessity of territorial, caste, and religious mingling. Rich in anthropological detail and incisive analyses, the book makes original contributions to the understanding of connection between gendered family relations and class mobility, and foregrounds the complex linkages between political history, memory, and the ‘private’ domain of kinship relations in the making of India’s middle classes.en
dc.description.tableofcontents-- List of Figures, Graph, and Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Kinship, Memory, and Indian Middle Classes 1. Some Moments in History 2. From Gods to Human Beings: Mapping Generational Histories 3. Debts of Identity: On Written Memories and Middle-Classness 4. The Illam and Its Dispersion 5. Recalling the Beauty of Impurity 6. Family Histories, Reproduction, and Migration 7. On Irony, Brahminism, and Intergeneration -- Conclusion: The Thin Elephant in a Crowded Shed -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index -- About the Author
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseries[Global Governance Programme]en
dc.relation.ispartofseries[Cultural Pluralism]en
dc.subjectMigrationen
dc.subjectDiasporaen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectTransnationalismen
dc.titleThe fall of gods : memory, kinship and middle classes in south Indiaen
dc.typeBooken
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