Dowry: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

Dowry: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

by Tamsin Bradley
     
 

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This exciting new volume debunks overly simplistic conceptions of Dowry. Taking a variety of theoretical and active approaches, this work bridges the gap between today's prevailing theory and practice, whilst taking South Asian women's own experiences as a starting point to any discussion. Bringing a unique diversity of perspectives from leading academics and

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This exciting new volume debunks overly simplistic conceptions of Dowry. Taking a variety of theoretical and active approaches, this work bridges the gap between today's prevailing theory and practice, whilst taking South Asian women's own experiences as a starting point to any discussion. Bringing a unique diversity of perspectives from leading academics and activists, this book opens up the term "Dowry" to undertake a study of its role in various communities across the world from the practice of "mehr" among Muslim societies, the role of the dowry in Bangladesh, and its position in the wider diasporic populations globally. The groundbreaking, multidisciplinary book is essential reading for students, policymakers, practitioners and activists alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848132948
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
02/16/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Tamsin Bradley is an ESRC Research Fellow at London Metropolitan University. Emma Tomalin is Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Leeds. Magala Subramaniam is Associate Professor of Sociology at Purdue University.

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