The Intimate State

The Intimate State

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This book provides an ethnography of love-marriages in the late 1990s in Delhi, identifying the ways in which marriage is ever more a pitch of intense political contestation. It bears upon anthropological understandings of marriageability, urban morality, gender, kinship and the study of the individual and the couple in contemporary India.Whilst a study of love in Hindi movies is beyond the scope of this work, we will see the uncanny way in which real and ... I do not wish to imply that this is a foregone conclusion, or that I am assuming answers to the anthropological questions ofanbsp;...

Title:The Intimate State
Author:Perveez Mody
Publisher:Routledge - 2008-03-01


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