ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
-A A +A

The Fisherwoman Financier-A Study of Status-Role Nexus in a Peasant Community

This paper analyses the role of 'Marakatthe', the fisherwoman financier in the fishing communities of coastal Andhra, her institutionalised economic and social relationships and the implications of her rolefdr her social status within her community. It is found that the Marakatthe's economic role and managerial skills did increase female individualism and self-confidence, but without making arty contribution to the development of female consciousness or to the reordering of male-female status systems.

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top