Arterburn, Yvonne J.. The silk weavers of Kanchipuram: a case study of the Indian co-operative movement

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Chapter I: Introduction

1.1. Field Work

1.2. Problems For Study

1.3. Occupational And Social Profile Of Kanchipuram

1.3.1. History And Tradition .

1.3.2. Occupational And Social Composition .

1.3.3. Caste Composition Of The Silk Weavers .

1.4. Settlement Patterns

Chapter Ii: Weaving As A Way Of Life

2.1. Settlement Pattern Of The Silk Weavers

2.1.1. Spatial Distribution In Kanchipuram .

2.1.2. Caste Distribution Within The Silk Weaving Sections .

2.2. How The Weavers Live

2.2.1. Housing .

2.2.2. Family .

2.2.3. Economics .

2.3. Interdependence Of Weavers

I. Nuclear Family

A. Two Member Household .

B. Nuclear Family With Pre-school Children .

C. Nuclear Family With Pre-school And School-aged Children.

D. Nuclear Family With All Children Of School-age .

Ii. Replacement Of Daughters With Daughters-in-law

Iii. Separation Of The Joint Family

Iv. Supplemented Family

Chapter Iii: Social Relationships Of The Weavers

3.1. Structural Relationship Of Castes

3.1.1. Caste History And Organization Traditional Weaving Castes. Non-weaving Castes.

3.1.2. How Castes Rank Themselves .

3.2. Social Organization Of The Neighborhoods

3.2.1. What Is A Neighborhood ?

3.2.2. Neighborhood Relations . Palayam Street. Perumal Street. Koil Street.

3.3. Summary And Conclusion

Chapter Iv: Economic Organization Of The Industry And The Co-operative Movement

4.1. Past Organization And History Of The Handloom Industry

4.2. Government Policy And The Handloom Industry

4.2.1. The Handloom Cotton Industry .

4.2.2. The Handloom Silk Industry .

4.3. The Co-operative Movement In Kanchipuram

4.4. The Effect Of Co-operatives

4.4.1. Present Day Organization . Dependent Organization. Co-operative Organization. Independent Artisans. Khadi Centre.

4.4.2. The Effect Of Co-operatives On The Weavers .

4.4.3. The Effect Of The Co-operatives On The Industry .

4.5. Conclusions

Chapter V: Politics And The Co-operatives

5.1. Introduction Of Politics Into Co-operatives

5.1.1. Kamakshiamman Society .

5.1.2. Murugan Society .

5.1.3. Thiruvalluvar Society .

5.1.4. Non-political Societies .

5.2. Politicians In The Co-operatives

5.2.1. Kamakshiamman Society .

5.2.2. Murugan Society .

5.2.3. Thiruvalluvar Society .

5.3. Limitations On Politicians In The Co-operatives

5.4. Conclusions

Chapter Vi: Conclusions

6.1. Weaving As A Way Of Life

6.2. Effects Of The Co-operative Movement

6.3. Success Of The Co-operative Movement

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The silk weavers of Kanchipuram: a case study of the Indian co-operative movement

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International. 1977 [1982 copy]. 3, 8, 229 leaves ill, maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Yvonne J. Arterburn

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tamil (AW16)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Woven and other interworked fabrics (286); Textile industries (288); Castes (564); Household (592); Cooperative organization (474); Ethnic stratification (563); Community structure (621); Political parties (665); Income and demand (434); Social relationships and groups (571);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of the silk weaving industry in Kanchipuram, Madras State. The author begins by examining the social characteristics of the silk weavers of the town with respect to caste, family structure, household organization, and settlement pattern. She then turns to consideration of the economic organization of the silk weaving industry and the effects of the co-operative movement on the industry's development. Please note that throughout this source, the term 'weavers' is used as a label for an occupational category rather than a caste designation.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 23

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. aw16-023

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: UM 77-19,080 Thesis (Ph.D.) -- State University of New York at Binghamton, 1977 Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1970-1971

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. David Sherwood ; 1983

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1970-1971

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Chingleput, Kanchipuram

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Weavers--India--Kānchipuram/Weaving-India--Kānchipuram


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