Culture in Action: Family Life, Emotion, and Male Dominance in Banaras, India

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SUNY Press, Jul 1, 1995 - Social Science - 232 pages
In Culture in Action Derné explores the interconnections between male dominance, joint-family living, Indian emotional life, and a cultural focus on group pressures. Derné emphasizes the Hindu focus on the social group, but shows that men often distance themselves from group culture by marrying for love, separating from their parents, or embracing closeness with their wives.

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Steve Derné is Assistant Professor of Sociology at State University of New York, College at Geneseo. He received the Society for Psychological Anthropology’s 1991 Stirling Award for his work on family structure and self-conceptions.

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