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Matrilineal Communities, Patriarchal Realities. A Feminist Nirvana Uncovered

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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

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

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Published date: 2006
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.

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Local EPrints ID: 47107
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47107
ISBN: 0472099779
PURE UUID: 77440e6b-9261-47e7-8538-16a00ce41b26

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Date deposited: 16 Aug 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:04

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