Author:Kanchana N. Ruwanpura

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Matrilineal Communities, Patriarchal Realities

By: Kanchana N. Ruwanpura

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027147

ISBN: 8189013041

Condition: New


In rejecting falsely homogenizing accounts of women's lives, feminist economists have, in recent years, unlocked the multiple ways in which gendered relations of dominance and subordination are maintained. One of the key differences they have turned their attention to is ethnicity. This study of Muslim, Sinhala and Tamil households, in Sri Lanka examines both the commonality of patriarchal structures and economic problems in such households, as well as the differences created by the ethnicities that divide them. The author looks at the nature and reliability of kinship support for female heads... View more info