Invitations to Love Literacy, Love Letters, and Social Change in Nepal
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Description: 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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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 11/5/2001
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Laura M. Ahearn is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University.
|List of Illustrations|
|List of Tables|
|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|