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INVITATION TO LOVE

Rs. 250

AUTHOR:LAURA M. AHEARN

Product Description

A DRAMATIC SHIFT AWAY FRO ARRANGED MARRIAGE AND CAPTURE MARRIAGE IS UNDERWAY IN THE VILLAGE OF JUNIGAU, NEPAL.TRADITIONALLY PROHIBITED FROM COURTING IN PERSON, YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY ARE APPLYING THEIR NEWLY ACQUIRED LITERACY SKILLS TO THE ART OF LOVE LETTWER WRITING. AND AS A RESULT, THE PRACTICE OF ELOPEMENT IS ON THE RISE.
USING A RICH ETHNOGRAPHIC STYLE,LAURA M. AHEARN DISCUSSES THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS EMERGING LOVE LETTER CORRESPONDENCE AND TRACES OUT THE BROADER RAMIFICATIONS FOR LITERACY,GENDER, LOVE, PERSON-HOOD, AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN NEPALESE SOCIETY.HER CLOSE EXAMINATION OF MARRIAGE PRACTICES REVEALS THE MICRO-PROCESSES OF SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS AS THIS SHIFT IS OCCURING-ESPECIALLY HOW VILLAGERS’ OWN CONCEPTIONS OF THEIR ABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE BEING AFFECTED BY WESTERN-INFLUENCED UNDER STANDINGS AND PRACTICES.

Additional Information

AUTHOR

LAURA M.AHEARN

PUBLISHER

ADARSH BOOKS

PRINTED PAGES

296

PUBLISHING YEAR

2004

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH

ISBN

9798187138937

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