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

The Other Side Of Polyandry

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

By Sidney Ruth Schuler

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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