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The Resource Planning families in Nepal : global and local projects of reproduction, Jan Brunson

Planning families in Nepal : global and local projects of reproduction, Jan Brunson

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Planning families in Nepal : global and local projects of reproduction
Title
Planning families in Nepal
Title remainder
global and local projects of reproduction
Statement of responsibility
Jan Brunson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on almost a decade of research in the Kathmandu Valley, Planning Families in Nepal offers a compelling account of Hindu Nepali women as they face conflicting global and local ideals regarding family planning. Promoting a two-child norm, global family planning programs have disseminated the slogan,?A small family is a happy family,? throughout the global South. Jan Brunson examines how two generations of Hindu Nepali women negotiate this global message of a two-child family and a more local need to produce a son. Brunson explains that while women did not prefer sons to daughters, they recognized that in the dominant patrilocal family system, their daughters would eventually marry and be lost to other households. As a result, despite recent increases in educational and career opportunities for daughters, mothers still hoped for a son who would bring a daughter-in-law into the family and care for his aging parents. Mothers worried about whether their modern, rebellious sons would fulfill their filial duties, but ultimately those sons demonstrated an enduring commitment to living with their aging parents. In the context of rapid social change related to national politics as well as globalization--a constant influx of new music, clothes, gadgets, and even governments--the sons viewed the multigenerational family as a refuge. Throughout Planning Families in Nepal, Brunson raises important questions about the notion of?planning? when applied to family formation, arguing that reproduction is better understood as a set of local and global ideals that involve actors with desires and actions with constraints, wrought with delays, stalling, and improvisation."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brunson, Jan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Family planning
  • Women
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Family planning
  • Women
  • Nepal
Label
Planning families in Nepal : global and local projects of reproduction, Jan Brunson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-144) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: life in motion -- Intersections. Gender, class, and caste in Nepal -- Like a potter's wheel. From daughters to mothers-in-law -- The elusive small, happy family -- Son preference and the preferences of sons -- Conclusion. Projects of reproduction -- Appendix A. Caste hierarchy in Nepal -- Appendix B. Trends in contraceptive use in Nepal
Control code
ocn946704623
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 150 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813578644
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 914125
  • 22573/ctt1bm4c56
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946704623
Label
Planning families in Nepal : global and local projects of reproduction, Jan Brunson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-144) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: life in motion -- Intersections. Gender, class, and caste in Nepal -- Like a potter's wheel. From daughters to mothers-in-law -- The elusive small, happy family -- Son preference and the preferences of sons -- Conclusion. Projects of reproduction -- Appendix A. Caste hierarchy in Nepal -- Appendix B. Trends in contraceptive use in Nepal
Control code
ocn946704623
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 150 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813578644
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 914125
  • 22573/ctt1bm4c56
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946704623

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