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Conclusion

Ester Gallo.

in The Fall of Gods

September 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Marriage and the Family. 5381 words.

The conclusion argues for a reconsideration of the place hold by kinship in postcolonial trajectories of social mobility. The reading of present middle-class modernities through the lens of...

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Debts of Identity

Ester Gallo.

in The Fall of Gods

September 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Marriage and the Family. 12159 words.

Chapter three discusses how memories of the YKS are produced in contemporary Kerala through the material production of diaries and autobiographies. It explores why, and in what...

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The Fall of Gods

Ester Gallo.

September 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Marriage and the Family. 352 pages.

The book explores the relationship between colonial history and memory from the perspective of middle- class intergenerational relations. Drawing from a prolonged research conducted with...

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Family Histories, Reproduction, and Migration

Ester Gallo.

in The Fall of Gods

September 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Marriage and the Family. 12668 words.

Chapter six discusses how different family models— joint, nuclear, transnational, among others—are linked to class mobility among Nambudiri migrant families. The question of the relation...

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From Gods to Human Beings

Ester Gallo.

in The Fall of Gods

September 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Marriage and the Family. 11521 words.

Chapter two explores the generational dimension of Nambudiri class engagements with reform movements, and threads this into a discussion of the position held by Nambudiris in Kerala...

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The <i>Illam</i> and Its Dispersion

Ester Gallo.

in The Fall of Gods

September 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Marriage and the Family. 13667 words.

Chapter four examines Nambudiri houses and the place they hold in the material phenomenology of kinship memories. Houses are understood here not only as ‘private domestic’ places but as...

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Introduction

Ester Gallo.

in The Fall of Gods

September 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Marriage and the Family. 10392 words.

The introduction highlights the importance of understanding how, in globalizing south India, families engage through memory with the question of how kinship norms, ideals, and experiences...

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On Irony, Brahminism, and Intergeneration

Ester Gallo.

in The Fall of Gods

September 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Marriage and the Family. 10951 words.

Chapter seven looks at intergenerational engagement with brahmins’ contemporary politics of identity through the perspective of irony. It delves into how older sections of Nambudiri society...

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Recalling the Beauty of Impurity

Ester Gallo.

in The Fall of Gods

September 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Marriage and the Family. 15080 words.

Chapter five explores the meanings of genealogical records for the legitimation or critique of contemporary marriages, and particularly of love and/or inter-community unions. The production...

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Some Moments in History

Ester Gallo.

in The Fall of Gods

September 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Marriage and the Family. 10778 words.

Chapter one sets the historical context in which both nationalist and middle-class reformist movements developed in colonial Kerala and India across caste, class, gender, and religious...

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