Matrilineal Communities, Patriarchal Realities. A Feminist Nirvana Uncovered

Ruwanpura, Kanchana N (2006) Matrilineal Communities, Patriarchal Realities. A Feminist Nirvana Uncovered, Ann Arbor, USA, University of Michigan Press, 256pp.


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A study of Muslim, Sinhala, and Tamil households in Sri Lanka that examines the commonality of the patriarchal structures and economic problems in such households

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: The rise of women-headed households in Sri Lanka has been attributed to the war. The books’ central importance is to challenge conventional wisdom by uncovering the multiple routes to female-headship across ethnic groups. The fieldwork also contests standard accounts that uphold Sri Lanka as an exemplar of egalitarian human development.
ISBNs: 0472099779 (print)
0472069772 (print)
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ePrint ID: 47107
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Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 18:31
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