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The Resource White saris and sweet mangoes : aging, gender, and body in North India, Sarah Lamb

White saris and sweet mangoes : aging, gender, and body in North India, Sarah Lamb

Label
White saris and sweet mangoes : aging, gender, and body in North India
Title
White saris and sweet mangoes
Title remainder
aging, gender, and body in North India
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Lamb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This rich ethnography explores beliefs and practices surrounding aging in a rural Bengali village. Sarah Lamb focuses on how villagers' visions of aging are tied to the making and unmaking of gendered selves and social relations over a lifetime. Lamb uses a focus on age as a means not only to open up new ways of thinking about South Asian social life, but also to contribute to contemporary theories of gender, the body, and culture, which have been hampered, the book argues, by a static focus on youth. Lamb's own experiences in the village are an integral part of her book and ably convey the cultural particularities of rural Bengali life and Bengali notions of modernity. In exploring ideals of family life and the intricate interrelationships between and within generations, she enables us to understand how people in the village construct, and deconstruct, their lives. At the same time her study extends beyond India to contemporary attitudes about aging in the United States. This accessible and engaging book is about deeply human issues and will appeal not only to specialists in South Asian culture, but to anyone interested in families, aging, gender, religion, and the body
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lamb, Sarah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Aging
  • Older people
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Older people
  • India
  • Bejaarden
  • Sociale relaties
  • Familierelaties
  • Psychologische aspecten
  • Gesellschaft
  • Bengalen
  • Indien
  • Alter
Label
White saris and sweet mangoes : aging, gender, and body in North India, Sarah Lamb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Perspectives through Age -- 1. Personhoods -- 2. Family Moral Systems -- 3. Conflicting Generations: Unreciprocated Houseflows in a Modern Society -- 4. White Saris and Sweet Mangoes, Partings and Ties -- 5. Dealing with Mortality -- 6. Transformations of Gender and Gendered Transformations -- 7. A Widow's Bonds
Control code
ocm49570013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585389578
Lccn
99088195
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt01rg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49570013
Label
White saris and sweet mangoes : aging, gender, and body in North India, Sarah Lamb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Perspectives through Age -- 1. Personhoods -- 2. Family Moral Systems -- 3. Conflicting Generations: Unreciprocated Houseflows in a Modern Society -- 4. White Saris and Sweet Mangoes, Partings and Ties -- 5. Dealing with Mortality -- 6. Transformations of Gender and Gendered Transformations -- 7. A Widow's Bonds
Control code
ocm49570013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585389578
Lccn
99088195
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt01rg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49570013

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