Dalit Women: Honour and Patriarchy in South India

By: Clarinda Still

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One of the only ethnographic studies of Dalit women, this book gives a rich account of individual Dalit women’s lives and documents a rise in patriarchy in the community. The author argues that as Dalits’ economic and political position improves, ‘honour’ becomes crucial to social status. One of the ways Dalits accrue honour is by altering patterns of women’s work, education and marriage and by adopting dominant caste gender practices. But Dalits are not simply becoming more like the upper catstes; they are simultaneously asserting a distinct, politicised Dalit identity, formed in direct opposition to the dominant castes. They are developing their own ‘politics of culture’.Key to both, the author argues, is the ‘respectability’ of women. This has significant effects on gender equality in the Dalit community. Printed Pages: 267.

Title: Dalit Women: Honour and Patriarchy in South India

Author Name: Clarinda Still

Categories: India, Sociology,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

ISBN: 9789383166183

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 111470

Keywords: Dalit Women: Honour and Patriarchy in South India Clarinda Still