Modernization and Effeminization in India: Kerala Cashew Workers since 1930

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by Anna Lindberg

Although Kerala is well known for being one of India’s most progressive states, processes of modernization have had an ambiguous impact on women. This innovative study combines archival research with in-depth fieldwork to trace changes since the 1930s in gender relations among low-caste men and women by examining organization of work, trade union activities and ideologies regarding marriage and family life.

Anna Lindberg is director of SASNET, the Network for South Asian Studies in Sweden, at Lund University. Her expertise lies in the area of gender studies, with a particular focus on India. Other research focuses include social history, migration, ethnicity and cultural history.

Publication year: 2004
216 pp / 229mm x 152mm
13 illustrations, 1 map, 7 tables
ISBN: 978-87-91114-21-2, Hardback

NIAS Press