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White Saris and Sweet Mangoes Aging, Gender, and Body in North India

by Sarah Lamb

  • ISBN: 9780520220010
  • ISBN10: 0520220013

White Saris and Sweet Mangoes Aging, Gender, and Body in North India

by Sarah Lamb

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
  • Publish date: 08/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780520220010
  • ISBN10: 0520220013
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Description: List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface Note on Translation and Transliteration Introduction: Perspectives through Age Culture, Gender, and Multivocality The Anthropology of Aging The Body in Postmodern and Feminist Anthropology Living in Mangaldihi PART I: PERSONS AND FAMILIES Personhoods Entering a Net of Maya in Mangaldihi Open Persons and Substantial Exchanges Studying Persons Cross-culturally 2 Family Moral Systems Defining Age Long-Term Relations: Reciprocity and Indebtedness Centrality and Peripherality Hierarchies: Serving and Blessing 3 Conflicting Generations: Unreciprocated Houseflows in a Modern Society Contrary Pulls The Degenerate Ways of Modern Society Three Lives PART II: AGING AND DYING 4 White Saris and Sweet Mangoes, Partings and Ties The Problem of Maya Loosening Ties, Disassembling Persons Pilgrims, Beggars, and Old Age Home Dwellers The Joys and Perils of Remaining "Hot" and Central, Even in a Ripe Old Age The Values of Attachment and Renunciation 5 Dealing with Mortality "How Am I Going to Die?" Rituals of Death: Making and Remaking Persons and Families Cutting Maya, the Separating of Ties Extending Continuities PART III: GENDERED TRANSFORMATIONS 6 Transformations of Gender and Gendered Transformations Gendered Bodies and Everyday Practices Competing Perspectives: Everyday Forms of Resistance The Changes of Age Women, Maya, and Aging 7 A Widow''s Bonds Becoming a Widow Sexuality and Slander, Devotion and Destruction Unseverable Bonds Afterword Notes Glossary References Index
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