Caroline Osella
Publications
71
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18
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1,381
Highly Influential Citations
58
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Social Mobility in Kerala: Modernity and Identity in Conflict
F. Osella, Caroline Osella
Sociology
1 February 2001
Acknowledgements Preface 1. Introduction 2. Working for Progress 3. Marriage and Mobility 4. Consumption: Promises of Escape 5. Religion as a Tool for Mobility 6. Mobility and Power 7. Micropolitics,… Expand
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Migration, Money and Masculinity in Kerala
F. Osella, Caroline Osella
Sociology
31 March 2003
This article examines migration, styles of masculinity and male trajectories through the life-cycle in Kerala, South India, in a region with a long history of high migration, most lately to the… Expand
253 Citations
8
Friendship and Flirting: Micro-Politics in Kerala, South India
Caroline Osella, F. Osella
History
1 June 1998
L'A. explore quelques-uns des moyens par lesquels le principe de hierarchie, auquel est souvent attribuee une place centrale dans la vie sociale indienne, est renverse, inverse, rejete et reaffirme… Expand
88 Citations
6
Muslim entrepreneurs in public life between India and the Gulf: making good and doing good
F. Osella, Caroline Osella
Sociology
9 April 2009
Muslim entrepreneurs from Kerala, South India, are at the forefront of India's liberalizing economy, keen innovators who have adopted the business and labour practices of global capitalism in both… Expand
100 Citations
5
Men and masculinities in south India
Caroline Osella, F. Osella
Sociology
2006
82 Citations
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Islamism and Social Reform in Kerala, South India
F. Osella, Caroline Osella
Sociology
Modern Asian Studies

1 March 2008
Abstract This paper critiques ethnographic tendencies to idealise and celebrate sufi ‘traditionalism’ as authentically South Asian. We perceive strong academic trends of frank distaste for reformism,… Expand
59 Citations
3
Desires under reform: Contemporary reconfigurations of family, marriage, love and gendering in a transnational south Indian matrilineal Muslim community
Caroline Osella
Sociology
10 May 2012
I trace here some connections between contemporary reconfigurations of gendering, family and marriage in a matrilineal Muslim south Indian community (Kerala Koyas). I argue that shifts from joint… Expand
35 Citations
3
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Young Malayali Men and their Movie Heroes
Caroline Osella, F. Osella
Sociology
2004
18 Citations
3
Once upon a time in the West? Stories of migration and modernity from Kerala, South India
Caroline Osella, F. Osella
History
1 September 2006
This article explores how members of an ex-untouchable, ‘backward’ community of South India – the Izhavas of Kerala – represent and make sense of their entanglements within ‘modernity’. Izhava… Expand
69 Citations
2
South Asian masculinities: context of change, sites of continuity
R. Chopra, Caroline Osella, F. Osella
Geography
2004
What does it mean to be a man - in word, flesh, deed, affect - in the shifting context of South Asia? "Masculinity" has in recent years begun to be theorised as a field of study; while its study in… Expand
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