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The Other Side of Polyandry: Property, Stratification and Nonmarriage in the Nepal Himalayas

Sidney Ruth Schuler (Author) Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective Series

Written years before the concepts of gender inequality and social exclusion gained widespread currency in the field of international development, this important book provides a fine-grained analysis of these social processes. The parallels between Tibetan marriage systems and marriage in pre-industrial Europe (large numbers of unmarried adult women were a common feature of both) are particularly intriguing in the context of South Asia, where marriage often takes place at early ages and is virtually universal. This study is a critical document for scholars interested in Tibetan cultures and the anthropology of Nepal. The book's engaging style also makes it accessible for visitors to Nepal and Mustang seeking to enrich their experiences of local cultures.

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About the author

Sidney Ruth Schuler

A social anthropologist trained at Harvard Unversity, Dr Sidney Ruth Schuler is currently affiliated with FHI 360, a US-based nonprofit organization working in international health and human development. As founder and director of the Empowerment of Women Research Program, she has done extensive work on issues of gender, marriage, reproductive health, women's empowerment, intimate partner violence and client and community perspectives on health in international settings, Her work has been widely published and cited.

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Title The Other Side of Polyandry: Property, Stratification and Nonmarriage in the Nepal Himalayas
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Mandala Book Point
Language: English
isbn 9789994655298
length 197p., 22cm.