Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Significados múltiples y contradictorios del sobreendeudamiento. Un estudio de caso de hogares en pobreza rural en Tamil Nadu, sur de la India

Abstract : Multiple and Conflicting Meanings of Households’ Over-Indebtedness. A Study Case of poor Rural South Indian Households in tamil NaduBased on a study case in rural South-India, this paper argues that over-indebtedness as a definition cannot be restricted to processes of material impoverishment, but the consequences of debt for social status also matters: borrowers value and rank debts according to losses and gains of self-respect and dignity. The social meaning of debt depends upon pre-existing relationships between debtors and creditors, and debt in turn strengthens, preserves and sometime challenges pre-existing positions within local hierarchies.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-03101790
Contributor : Ramanujam K <>
Submitted on : Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 12:00:26 PM
Last modification on : Friday, January 8, 2021 - 3:27:25 AM

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : halshs-03101790, version 1

Collections

Citation

Isabelle Guérin, Roesch Marc, Govindan Venkatasubramanian, Santosh Kumar. Significados múltiples y contradictorios del sobreendeudamiento. Un estudio de caso de hogares en pobreza rural en Tamil Nadu, sur de la India. Desacatos, 2014, pp. 35-50. ⟨halshs-03101790⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

6