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Anatomy of a Wife Sale

Matthew H. Sommer

in Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520287037
eISBN:
9780520962194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287037.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 5 explains who resorted to wife sale (mostly poor peasants), why they did so (usually poverty), and how such transactions were negotiated. It analyzes the roles played by matchmakers and ... More


Requesting Marriage

Laurel Kendall

in Getting Married in Korea: Of Gender, Morality, and Modernity

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201989
eISBN:
9780520916784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201989.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the experiences of women in requesting for marriage in Korea, relating the story of the author's sister Sukcha, Mrs. Ch'oe, and orphan bride Mrs. Sŏ. These stories suggest how ... More


Matchmakers

Yi-Cheng Zhang

in Matchmakers and Markets: The Revolutionary Role of Information in the Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198840985
eISBN:
9780191876691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840985.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Chapter 2 discusses the role of information intermediaries (information matchmakers) in helping consumers to improve their infocap. You as a consumer probably have never hired a purchase agent for ... More


Matchmakers and Marriage

Lee Shai Weissbach

in A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783637
eISBN:
9780804786201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Frieden begins this chapter with a pedagogic digression explaining the history of matchmaking and dowries. Frieden’s discussion of matchmaking is prompted by the fact that this chapter is devoted ... More


Brides and Brokers under Suspicion

Caren Freeman

in Making and Faking Kinship: Marriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449581
eISBN:
9780801462818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449581.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter sketches the evolution of Chosŏnjok–Korean marriages from a government-endorsed social program to a profit-making enterprise run by licensed matchmakers and unlicensed marriage brokers. ... More


The Shot

Troy Rondinone

in Friday Night Fighter: Gaspar "Indio" Ortega and the Golden Age of Television Boxing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037375
eISBN:
9780252094668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037375.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter focuses on George Parnassus who, by the late 1950s, had become one of the most powerful figures in boxing. He came to be known as a specialist in developing Latino talent. In 1957 the ... More


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