The Other Side Of Polyandry: Property, Stratification, And Nonmarriage In The Nepal Himalayas, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Other Side Of Polyandry

Property, Stratification, And Nonmarriage In The Nepal Himalayas, 1st Edition

By Sidney Ruth Schuler

Routledge

196 pages

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Description

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

About the Author

Sidney Ruth Schuler

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies