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Author Clark-Deces, Isabelle, 1956-2017,
Title The right spouse : preferential marriages in Tamil Nadu / Isabelle Clark-Deces.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014.

Author Clark-Deces, Isabelle, 1956-2017,
Subject Tamil (Indic people) -- Marriage customs and rites.
Tamil (Indic people) -- Kinship.
Marriage -- India -- Tamil Nadu.
Kinship -- India -- Tamil Nadu.
Endogamy and exogamy -- India -- Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu (India) -- Social life and customs.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Tamil preferential marriages -- The Kallars and Dumont's theory of alliance -- Doing the right thing -- The remainders of right marriages -- The younger brother takes less -- The unbearable weight of marrying kin -- The wrongness of kin -- Love in the time of youth -- Conclusion : the present is not another country.
Note Print version record.
Summary The Right Spouse is an engaging investigation into Tamil (South Indian) preferential close kin marriages, so-called Dravidian Kinship. This book offers a description and an interpretation of preferential marriages with close kin in South India, as they used to be arranged and experienced in the recent past and as they are increasingly discontinued in the present. Clark-Deces presents readers with a focused anthropology of this waning marriage system: its past, present, and dwindling future. The book takes on the main pillars of Tamil social organization, considers the ways in which Tamil inter.
Note English.
ISBN 9780804790505 (electronic bk.)
0804790507 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 874029233
Additional Format Print version: Clark-Deces, Isabelle, 1956- Right spouse 9780804788069 (DLC) 2013040995 (OCoLC)861497359

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