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.
Table of Contents
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