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Listen to the Heron's Words - Reimagining Gender and Kinship in North India (Paperback) Loot Price: R452
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Listen to the Heron's Words - Reimagining  Gender and Kinship in North India (Paperback): Gloria Goodwin Raheja, Ann...
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Listen to the Heron's Words - Reimagining Gender and Kinship in North India (Paperback)

Gloria Goodwin Raheja, Ann Grodzins Gold

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In many South Asian oral traditions, herons are viewed as duplicitous and conniving. These traditions tend also to view women as fragmented identities, dangerously split between virtue and virtuosity, between loyalties to their own families and those of their husbands. In women's songs, however, symbolic herons speak, telling of alternative moral perspectives shaped by women. The heron's words--and women's expressive genres more generally--criticize pervasive North Indian ideologies of gender and kinship that place women in subordinate positions. By inviting readers to "listen to the heron's words," the authors convey this shift in moral perspective and suggest that these spoken truths are compelling and consequential for the women in North India.
The songs and narratives bear witness to a provocative cultural dissonance embedded in women's speech. This book reveals the power of these critical commentaries and the fluid and permeable boundaries between spoken words and the lives of ordinary village women.

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Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 1994
First published: 1994
Authors: Gloria Goodwin Raheja • Ann Grodzins Gold
Dimensions: 232 x 152 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-08371-4
Barcode: 9780520083714
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LSN: 0-520-08371-7

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