F. Osella
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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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Migration, modernity and social transformation in South Asia
K. Gardner, F. Osella
Sociology, Geography
1 February 2003
Human movement - and how it should be controlled - has become a major political issue in recent years. This volume reopens discussions on movement both within rural areas, and between villages, towns… Expand
85 Citations
5
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
Young Malayali Men and their Movie Heroes
Caroline Osella, F. Osella
Sociology
2004
18 Citations
3
Social mobility in Kerala
F. Osella
Political Science
2000
25 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
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