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Family Planning as ‘Liberation’: The Ambiguities of ‘Emancipation From Biology’ in Keralam


  • J Devika



The overall effort of the paper is to highlight the ambiguities of ‘liberation’ in 20th century Keralam and to problematise the tradition/modernity binary that too often organises the writing of the history of 20th century Malayalee society. [WP 335].

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  • J Devika, 2010. "Family Planning as ‘Liberation’: The Ambiguities of ‘Emancipation From Biology’ in Keralam," Working Papers id:2461, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2461
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    Keralam; Malyalee society; history; tradition; modernity; liberation; sexual desire; socio-economic; cultural; labour; natural birth-control; artificial birth control; modern; liberation; modern conjugality; domesticity; sexual selfdiscipline;

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