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Women and kinship : comparative perspectives on gender in South and South-East Asia

Author: Leela Dube; United Nations University.
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first sustained effort to compare South and South-East Asia in respect of the situation of women. Arguing that kinship systems provide an important context in which gender relations are located, the study looks at three types of kinship system, found in their various forms in the two regions of Asia - predominantly patrilineal South Asia and predominantly bilateral South-East Asia, with a presence of  Read more...
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Dube, Leela.
Women and kinship.
Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605090381
Online version:
Dube, Leela.
Women and kinship.
Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)609163682
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leela Dube; United Nations University.
ISBN: 9280809229 9789280809220 8170366186 9788170366188
OCLC Number: 37303646
Notes: "UNUP-922"--T.p. verso.
Description: x, 214 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Kinship and family organization; group membership, inheritance and resource distribution; the management of female sexuality; the seclusion of women; bodily processes and limitations on women; women and living spaces; residence; marriage; nutrition and discrimination; gender and education.
Responsibility: by Leela Dube.

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This work sets out to compare the situation of women in South and South-East Asia and argues that kinship systems provide an important context in which gender relations are located. It looks at three  Read more...

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