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

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Families - 232 pages
Derne's suggestion that Indian men's cultural focus on the group limits men's and women's strategies for breaking cultural norms offers a new approach to understanding how culture constrains. He shows how the child-rearing practices and emotional tensions associated with joint-family living shape Indians' group emphasis. This approach suggests that the Hindu focus on the group is intimately connected with male dominance.
 

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Contents

True Believers Cowed Conformers
105
Family Structure Ethnopsychology
155
Fieldwork in Urban India
175
Notes
181
Bibliography
199
Index
221
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