Inside and Outside: Contrasting Perspectives on the Dynamics of Kinship and Marriage in Contemporary South Asian Transnational Networks

Ballard, Roger

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This paper explores the radically different premises around which the concept of the family is constructed in Euro-American and South Asian cultural contexts, and the confusions, contradictions and misunderstanding which routinely occur when behaviour generated and ordered in terms of one of these sytems is naively interpreted in terms of through the premises of the other.

Document type: Article
Date: 2008
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2009 10:44
Faculties / Institutes: Organisations / Associations / Foundations > Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS)
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Controlled Keywords: Südasien, Familienbeziehung, Heirat, Verwandtschaft
Uncontrolled Keywords: Familienkonzept , Verwandtschaftsverhältnis, South Asia , Family Relations , Concept of Family , Marriage , Kinship
Subject (classification): Sociology
Countries/Regions: other countries
Series: Themen > CASAS Online Papers: Families, Kinship and the Dynamics of Transnational Networks
Volume: 2