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Social Mobility in Kerala: Modernity and Identity in Conflict

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ISBN-10: 074531693X

ISBN-13: 9780745316932

Edition: 2000

Authors: Filippo Osella, Caroline Osella

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In addressing the ethnography of Kerala's Izhava people, the Osella's study provides a case study of a lower-ordered caste that has succeeded in elevating its social position through various symbolically-laden fields.
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List price: $47.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 2/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.32" wide x 8.47" long x 1.11" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

#60;b#62;Filippo Osella#60;/b#62; is a Reader in Anthropology at the University of Sussex, UK. For the past 20 years, Osella has conducted research in South India, and more recently in a number of West Asian Gulf countries. His current research focuses on the emergence of Islamic reformist movements and the rise of a new Muslim middle class in Kerala.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Benjamin Soares#60;/b#62; is an anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow at the Afrika-Studiecentrum in Leiden, The Netherlands. Soares#8242; publications include #60;i#62;Islam and the Prayer Economy#60;/i#62; (2005) and two edited volumes, #60;i#62;Islam and Muslim Politics in Africa#60;/i#62; (2007) and…    

Caroline Osella teaches at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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