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 Arranging a Love Marriage: Sītā's “Self‐Choice” and Rukmiṇī's Elopement

Heidi R. M. Pauwels

in The Goddess as Role Model: Sita and Radha in Scripture and on Screen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369908
eISBN:
9780199871322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369908.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 2 traces how divine marriages are arranged in classical, medieval and televised versions of the stories, and how such scenarios are echoed in popular movies. Sītā's Svayamvara is contrasted ... More


Arranged Marriage, Co-Residence and Female Schooling: A Model with Evidence from India

Indraneel Dasgupta, Pushkar Maitra, and Diganta Mukherjee

in Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073970
eISBN:
9780199081615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073970.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

In most parts of South Asia, patrilocal marriages and cultural norms indicate that the husband's family stands to retain a major part of any additional gain generated by an educated woman. This means ... More


Dating, Sex, and Marriage

Teresa Platz Robinson

in Café Culture in Pune: Being Young and Middle Class in Urban India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099437
eISBN:
9780199083008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099437.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 6 discusses the practices of dating, sex, and marriage amongst the café culture crowd. Though marriage continued to be the norm and a family matter, the young generation had found ways of ... More


Matchmakers and Cultural Compatibility: Arranged Marriage, South Asians, and Racial Narratives on American Television

Shilpa Davé

in The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the manner in which interracial relationships are rendered in media during a period defined by post-racial identity formations. It examines episodes from television shows that ... More


Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Neil Diamant

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1950, China's new Communist government enacted a Marriage Law to allow free choice in marriage and easier access to divorce. Prohibiting arranged marriages, concubinage, and bigamy, it was one of ... More


A Place for Love: Autonomy, Choice, and Partnership

Sarah Wobick-Segev

in Homes Away from Home: Jewish Belonging in Twentieth-Century Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503605145
eISBN:
9781503606548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605145.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The second chapter examines the transition from arranged to companionate marriages among Ashkenazic Jews in the three cities and, in particular, as a reaction to the expanding market of leisure ... More


The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Susan Groag Bell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234109
eISBN:
9780520928787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234109.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Like a particularly good detective story, this richly textured book follows tantalizing clues in its hunt for a group of missing artistic masterpieces. It opens a new window on the lives of ... More


Marriage and Motherhood: Negotiating Femininity

Samita Sen and Nilanjana Sengupta

in Domestic Days: Women, Work, and Politics in Contemporary Kolkata

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199461165
eISBN:
9780199087006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461165.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter focuses on double domesticity—workers do domestic work for a living and also have to do the reproductive work for their own families. Many of these women spend their entire waking hours ... More


Making of Marriage

Elisabeth van Houts

in Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198798897
eISBN:
9780191839542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798897.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter traces the process of who arranged marriages and how they were planned, with particular attention to the role of parents and kin, kings and lords, and initiatives of the couples ... More


Romance and Weddings in Diaspora

Daniela Berghahn

in Far-Flung Families in Film: The Diasporic Family in Contemporary European Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748642908
eISBN:
9780748689088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642908.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Why do weddings proliferate in diasporic family films and what it is about the big fat diasporic wedding that captures the imagination of diverse audiences? After providing a succinct survey of the ... More


A Match Is Arranged Between Cultural Psychiatry and Ultra-Orthodox Judaism

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the union of Western psychiatry and the ultra-orthodox community, based on the concept of shidduch, the arranged matrimonial match. The groom is a composite of two male Israeli ... More


By Avon River, Arranged Marriage, and Shakespeare’s Empire

Lara Vetter

in A Curious Peril: H.D.'s Late Modernist Prose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054568
eISBN:
9780813053219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054568.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines H.D.’s scrutiny of the European custom of arranged monarchial marriage as a strategy to consolidate imperial power, and the tacit parallels she draws between Italian and British ... More


Brides and Prejudice

Peter Robb

in Sentiment and Self: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075127
eISBN:
9780199080878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075127.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents the details of Sarah Blechynden's life. Her father, Richard Blechynden, was displeased when she did not meet him in 1812 and 1813. He declared that she would ‘bitterly regret ... More


Changes in Canela Marriage over 70 Years: From Authorizing to Stealing

William H. Crocker

in The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America: Bending and Breaking the Rules

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054315
eISBN:
9780813053066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054315.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Adding to his significant body of work on the Canela, Crocker focuses on recent and important changes that have taken place in regards to Canela marriage. His conclusions are based on his profound ... More


Nzymo as Seen in Some Yi Classical Books

Wu Jingzhong

in Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219885
eISBN:
9780520935259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219885.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter draws entirely on Yi sources—in this case, Nuosu-language versions of several Yi classics that have recently been edited and published by minzu publishing houses—to reconstruct the ... More


Muslim Virgin Wanted: In Search of Reasons to Quit Dealing

Sandra M. Bucerius

in Unwanted: Muslim Immigrants, Dignity and Drug Dealing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199856473
eISBN:
9780199398133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856473.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Race and Ethnicity

The question of whether criminals age out of crime or whether certain life events, like the birth of a child or a wedding, trigger them to quit is a longstanding debate within criminology. This ... More


Modern Marriage, Masculinity, and Intimate Partner Violence in Nigeria

Daniel Jordan Smith

in Marital Rape: Consent, Marriage, and Social Change in Global Context

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190238360
eISBN:
9780190615208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238360.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Smith’s chapter explores the ways that ongoing social changes have affected the context of intimate partner violence and marital rape in southeastern Nigeria. At the core of these changes are ... More


My Engagement

Pauline Wengeroff

in Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century, Volume Two

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804768801
eISBN:
9780804790710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768801.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Situated in the second half of the nineteenth century, Memoirs tells the story of the dissolution of tradition in Russian Jewish society through the experience of one family. This chapter describes ... More


Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300

Elisabeth van Houts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198798897
eISBN:
9780191839542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798897.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This book contains an analysis of the experience of married life by men and women in Christian medieval Europe c. 900–1300. The focus will be on the social and emotional life of the married couple ... More


The Promenade of Monsieur de Montaigne—for Himself

in Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Promenade of Monsieur de Montaigne is a work of fiction that delivers the standard elements in profusion, beginning with an exotic setting (ancient Persia) and a beautiful princess (Alinda) ... More


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