1st Edition

The Other Side Of Polyandry Property, Stratification, And Nonmarriage In The Nepal Himalayas

By Sidney Ruth Schuler Copyright 1988
    196 Pages
    by Routledge

    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book provides demographic data on polyandry and nonmarriage, exploring the social and economic context of nonmarriage and its implications vis-a-vis the position of women in the Nepal. It fills gaps in the literature on Tibetan societies with respect to stratification and the position of women.

    Introduction -- The People of Chumik -- Background: Subsistence Patterns, Residence and Property -- Nonmarriage and Economic Strategies -- Entitlement to Property: Inheritance and the System of Household Estates -- Women’s Access to Property -- Entitlement to Status -- Marriage -- Conclusion -- Time Use Patterns in Chumik -- Typical Values of Household Assets in Chumik -- 71 Cases of Property Division Among Brothers


    Sidney Ruth Schuler