Invitations to Love Literacy, Love Letters, and Social Change in Nepal

ISBN-10: 0472067842

ISBN-13: 9780472067848

Edition: 2001

Authors: Laura M. Ahearn

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Invitations to Love is a discussion of the implications of the emergence of love letter correspondences for social relations in Nepal. It examines the dramatic shift away from arranged marriage and capture marriage toward elopment in Nepal.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 11/5/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Laura M. Ahearn is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University.

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
A Note on Transliteration, Transcription, and Pronunciation
Arrivals, Introductions, and Theoretical Frameworks
Invitations to Love
Juggling Roles: Daughter, Development Worker, and Anthropologist
Key Concepts and Their Application
Transformations in Gender and Marriage
Gender and Marriage over Time in Junigau
Narratives of Marriage
Meeting by Way of a Letter: Shila Devi and Vajra Bahadur's Courtship
Love, Literacy, and Development
Developing Love: Sources of Development Discourse in Nepali Love Letters
The Practices of Reading and Writing
Wearing the Flower One Likes: Sarita and Bir Bahadur's Courtship
Love, Literacy, and Agency in Transition
Notes
References
Index
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