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Planning Families in Nepal - Global and Local Projects of Reproduction (Hardcover): Jan Brunson
Planning Families in Nepal - Global and Local Projects of Reproduction (Hardcover): Jan Brunson

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Planning Families in Nepal - Global and Local Projects of Reproduction (Hardcover)

Jan Brunson

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Based on almost a decade of research in the Kathmandu Valley, Planning Families in Nepal offers a compelling account of Hindu Nepali women as they face conflicting global and local ideals regarding family planning. Promoting a two-child norm, global family planning programs have disseminated the slogan, ""A small family is a happy family,"" throughout the global South. Jan Brunson examines how two generations of Hindu Nepali women negotiate this global message of a two-child family and a more local need to produce a son. Brunson explains that while women did not prefer sons to daughters, they recognized that in the dominant patrilocal family system, their daughters would eventually marry and be lost to other households. As a result, despite recent increases in educational and career opportunities for daughters, mothers still hoped for a son who would bring a daughter-in-law into the family and care for his aging parents. Mothers worried about whether their modern, rebellious sons would fulfill their filial duties, but ultimately those sons demonstrated an enduring commitment to living with their aging parents. In the context of rapid social change related to national politics as well as globalization - a constant influx of new music, clothes, gadgets, and even governments - the sons viewed the multigenerational family as a refuge. Throughout Planning Families in Nepal, Brunson raises important questions about the notion of ""planning"" when applied to family formation, arguing that reproduction is better understood as a set of local and global ideals that involve actors with desires and actions with constraints, wrought with delays, stalling, and improvisation.

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Imprint: Rutgers University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2016
Authors: Jan Brunson
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 176
ISBN-13: 978-0-8135-7862-0
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
Books > Medicine > General issues > Public health & preventive medicine
Books > Medicine > General issues > Public health & preventive medicine > General
LSN: 0-8135-7862-0
Barcode: 9780813578620

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