(Un)tying the Knot: Ideal and Reality in Asian Marriage

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Gavin W. Jones, Kamalini Ramdas
NUS Press, 2004 - Social Science - 232 pages
What is happening to marriage in Asia? Traditional models of marriage in Asia are under siege. Increasing levels of education, changing roles of women, and upheavals in the nature of employment and economic opportunities are affecting the demography of marriage. Factors such as the age at which men and women marry, the proportion of the population that remains single, the stability of marriages, the number of cross-culture and inter-ethnic marriages, and decisions about bearing children all contribute significantly to the evolving landscape of the family in Asia. (Un)tying the Knot is a collection of essays by scholars and social activists that explore aspects of marriage and divorce in Southeast and East Asia, India and beyond.

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Gavin Jones is Professor of English at Stanford University, where he currently serves as department Chair. A former Junior Fellow in Harvard University's Society of Fellows, Jones is the author of Strange Talk: The Politics of Dialect Literature in Gilded Age America (1999) and American Hungers: The Problem of Poverty in US Literature, 1840 1945 (2007). He has published numerous articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature in journals such as American Literary History, African American Review and New England Quarterly.

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