The Return of Polyandry

Kinship and Marriage in Central Tibet
by Heidi E. Fjeld (Author)
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Tibet is known for its broad range of marriage practices, particularly polyandry, where two or more brothers share one wife. With economic development and massive Chinese social and political reforms, including new marriage laws prohibiting plural marriages, polyandry was expected to disappear from Tibetan social lives. This book takes as its starting point the surprising increase in polyandry in Panam valley from the 1980s. It explores married lives in polyandrous houses and develops a theory of a flexible kinship of potentiality through the lens of a farming village in Tibet Autonomous Region.

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EPUB
Protection
DRM Protected
Publication date
August 15, 2022
Publisher
Page count
232
ISBN
9781800736085
Paper ISBN
9781800736078
File size
5 MB

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