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"I'm a Dalit, so What?": The Pragmatism of Highlighting and Hiding Caste among Educated Dalit Women.

Busk Larsen, Dea LU (2017) SANM03 20171
Social Anthropology
Department of Sociology
Abstract (Swedish)
The literature on dalit women is limited and in particular knowledge on young dalit women who have completed a social mobility journey is inadequate. Redressing this, the study enquires into the role caste plays for well educated dalit women concerning being ‘cast(ed)’1 as dalits, their education, marriage and special opportunities. Moreover, this study seeks to understand how these perspectives and lived experiences are resistance to the caste system. The study draws on two months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted by the author in Kerala, India among a group of educated dalit women. It argues that young well educated dalit women exercise everyday resistance through pragmatic manoeuvring where they highlight and hide their caste for... (More)
The literature on dalit women is limited and in particular knowledge on young dalit women who have completed a social mobility journey is inadequate. Redressing this, the study enquires into the role caste plays for well educated dalit women concerning being ‘cast(ed)’1 as dalits, their education, marriage and special opportunities. Moreover, this study seeks to understand how these perspectives and lived experiences are resistance to the caste system. The study draws on two months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted by the author in Kerala, India among a group of educated dalit women. It argues that young well educated dalit women exercise everyday resistance through pragmatic manoeuvring where they highlight and hide their caste for self-advancement. (Less)
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author
Busk Larsen, Dea LU
supervisor
organization
course
SANM03 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Social anthropology, India, dalits, caste, resistance
language
English
id
8924807
date added to LUP
2017-09-06 17:21:32
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2018-05-23 15:04:16
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  abstract     = {The literature on dalit women is limited and in particular knowledge on young dalit women who have completed a social mobility journey is inadequate. Redressing this, the study enquires into the role caste plays for well educated dalit women concerning being ‘cast(ed)’1 as dalits, their education, marriage and special opportunities. Moreover, this study seeks to understand how these perspectives and lived experiences are resistance to the caste system. The study draws on two months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted by the author in Kerala, India among a group of educated dalit women. It argues that young well educated dalit women exercise everyday resistance through pragmatic manoeuvring where they highlight and hide their caste for self-advancement.},
  author       = {Busk Larsen, Dea},
  keyword      = {Social anthropology,India,dalits,caste,resistance},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"I'm a Dalit, so What?": The Pragmatism of Highlighting and Hiding Caste among Educated Dalit Women.},
  year         = {2017},
}