Women in the fishing economies of Kerala, India: An examination of their day-to-day experiences

dc.contributor.advisorCebotarev, E.A.
dc.contributor.authorSamuel, Lina
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-19T14:27:03Z
dc.date.available2021-04-19T14:27:03Z
dc.date.copyright1998
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Sociology and Anthropologyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an investigation of the changes in the fishing industry in Kerala, India and the resulting impact on the day-to-day experiences of women who work and live in fishing. By documenting women's daily routines and experiences in their work, home and social circles the research reveals the significance of social customs and traditions which continue to limit and confine women in their everyday life. While the technology inputs into the industry over the past fifty years did not have specific gender bias, the uneven distribution of assets, education, training and resources between men and women in Keralite society skewed any sort of benefits away from women. Despite the varied roles women play in the fishing industry, the income women earn from working has not altered the pre-existing exploitative relations between men and women. Divisions based on a rigid caste system, the emulation of upper caste behaviour, the continued practice of the dowry, traditional perceptions of women's responsibilities combine to place women in a secondary and subservient position relative to men.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/24991
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectwomenen_US
dc.subjectfishing industryen_US
dc.subjectKeralaen_US
dc.subjectIndiaen_US
dc.subjectday-to-day experiencesen_US
dc.subjectcaste systemen_US
dc.titleWomen in the fishing economies of Kerala, India: An examination of their day-to-day experiencesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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