Don't Marry Me to a Plowman! by Patricia Jeffery
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Don't Marry Me to a Plowman!
By Patricia Jeffery

Don't Marry Me to a Plowman!

Women's Everyday Lives in North India

By (author) See other recent books by Patricia Jeffery See other recent books by Roger Jeffery
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $79.99
Your Price: $71.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.60 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Don't Marry Me to a Plowman! by Patricia Jeffery

Book Description

Popular Western images of Indian women range from submissive brides behind their veils to the powerful, active women of Indian politics. In this lively and unique book, Patricia and Roger Jeffery present a different perspective on women's lives. Focusing on the mundane rather than the exotic, they explore the complex interplay between the power of social structures to constrain individuals and the ways women negotiate these constraints to carve out places for themselves.Based on information collected by the authors during their research in villages in Bijnor District, western Uttar Pradesh, the volume offers eight life histories of Hindu and Muslim women. The women's life histories present a variety of class positions and domestic circumstances, illustrating many aspects of north Indian village life. Interspersed with thematic discussions composed of dialogues, episodes, and songs, the life histories deal with topics of vital concern for women in rural north India: the birth of children, worries about dowry, arranging weddings, sexual politics in marriage, relationships with in-laws, relationships with natal kin, and widowhood.

Buy Don't Marry Me to a Plowman! book by Patricia Jeffery from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780813326214
ISBN-10: 0813326214
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Patricia Jeffery

Migrants and Refugees by Patricia Jeffery Migrants and Refugees, Paperback (March 2010)

This study analyses the immigration of Muslim and Christian Pakistani families coming into Britain.

Appropriating Gender by Patricia Jeffery Appropriating Gender, Paperback (January 1998)

A comprehensive collection of essays that examines the roles of women in fundamentalist movements, as well as the gender policies of these movements and of the South Asian states in which they operate.

Population, Gender and Politics by Patricia Jeffery Population, Gender and Politics, Paperback (July 1997)

This is a study of the demographic processes of two castes in rural north India, that asks why fertility levels are higher among the Muslim Sheikhs than the Hindu Jats.

» View all books by Patricia Jeffery

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Don't Marry Me to a Plowman! book by Patricia Jeffery and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Patricia Jeffery

Patricia Jeffery and Roger Jeffery both teach in the Sociology Department at the University of Edinburgh. Patricia Jeffery and Roger Jeffery both teach in the Sociology Department at the University of Edinburgh.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Patricia Jeffery close
Migrants and Refugees by Patricia Jeffery
Appropriating Gender by Patricia Jeffery
Population, Gender and Politics by Patricia Jeffery
»
Recent books by Roger Jeffery close
Development Failure and Identity Politics in Uttar Pradesh by Roger Jeffery
Diversity and Change in Modern India by Roger Jeffery
Conflict and Cooperation in Participating Natural Resource Management by Roger Jeffery
Population, Gender and Politics by Roger Jeffery
Don't Marry Me to a Plowman! by Roger Jeffery
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close