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The Women of Totagadde

Broken Silence

Authors: Ullrich, Helen E.

  • Presents the rich and complex realities of the lives of generations of women in a single village
  • Illustrates the ways in which the acceptance of women's education has preserved close familial and kinship ties while allowing a move from a caste to class structure
  • Represents decades of intensive ethnographic fieldwork 
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This book depicts one South Indian village during the fifty-year period when women’s education became a possibility—and then a reality. Despite illiteracy, religious ritual marking them as inferior, and pre-pubertal marriages, the daughters and granddaughters of the silent, passive women of the 1960s have morphed into assertive, self-confident millennial women. Helen E. Ullrich considers the following questions: can education alter the perception of women as inferior and forever childlike?  What happens when women refuse the mantle of socialized passivity?  Throughout The Women of Totagadde, Helen Ullrich pushes us to consider how women’s lives and society at large have been altered through education.  

About the authors

Helen E. Ullrich, M.D., Ph.D., has published in anthropological, linguistic, and psychiatric journals. She has been a distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association since 2000. Currently she is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University Medical Center, USA.   

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eBook £52.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Women of Totagadde
Book Subtitle
Broken Silence
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59969-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59969-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59968-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 252
Number of Illustrations and Tables
68 b/w illustrations
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