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The making and meaning of relationships in Sri Lanka : an ethnography on university students in Colombo.

Author: Mihirini Sirisena
Publisher: Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Series: Culture, mind, and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book proposes that romantic relationships--filtered through various socio-cultural sieves--can lead to the development of affective kin bonds, which underlie our sense of personhood and belonging. Sirisena argues that the process resembles an attempt to make strangers into kin, and that sort of affective relating is a form of self-conscious relationality, in which the inhabitants reflect on their individual and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mihirini Sirisena
ISBN: 9783319763361 3319763369
OCLC Number: 1029054924
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Ruminating on Love and Love Relationships --
3. Ayyas and Nangis in Love --
4. Making it Real --
5. My World in My Pocket: Phones, Relationships and Expectations --
6. Balancing between Pleasure and Propriety: Where, What and How --
7. Sex Games: Pleasures and Penance --
8. Magēma Kenek: On Future and Certainty --
9. Reflections: Serious Relationships: Intersubjective Intermingling, Fuller lives and Embodied Emotions.
Series Title: Culture, mind, and society.

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This book proposes that romantic relationships-filtered through various socio-cultural sieves-can lead to the development of affective kin bonds, which underlie our sense of personhood and belonging.  Read more...

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