Spatial and communication practices of Chettiar women in their ancestral homes

@article{Ramalakshmi2020SpatialAC,
  title={Spatial and communication practices of Chettiar women in their ancestral homes},
  author={L. Ramalakshmi and Sivan Arulselvan},
  journal={Media Asia},
  year={2020},
  volume={47},
  pages={123 - 143}
}
The Chettiars are a mercantile community in Tamil Nadu who built large palatial houses called the Valavu Veedu (ancestral homes). Applying Lefebvre’s theory of space, this study documents spatial and communication practices of Chettiar women belonging to three different generations from three families and how their use of space in their ancestral homes have changed with time. From the data collected through direct observation, in-depth interviews and auto-ethnography, it was found that women… 

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