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Honor and the Political Economy of Marriage

Violence against Women in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

By Joanne Payton; Foreword by Deeyah Khan
Rutgers University Press

‘Honor' crimes target women and girls for transgressions against the moral code of the community, punishing female sexual autonomy in particular. This book argues that ‘honor’ represents women’s conformity to culturally-enforced standards of marriageability and underpins family and marital connections which form a primary method of organization within the community.
 

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Courting Desire

Litigating for Love in North India

Rutgers University Press

Courting Desire traces organically evolving ideas on sexual consent and legal subjectivity through a study of marital patterns in North India. Through research in courtrooms and community spaces, it outlines the processes through which eloping couples secure legal validity for their relationships of choice where family-arranged matches are the norm. 

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Marriage and Health

The Well-Being of Same-Sex Couples

Rutgers University Press

Evidence shows that married couples have better overall health than unmarried people. Scholars and policy makers contend that same-sex marriage provide similar benefits as well. Marriage and Health represents the forefront of marriage and health research on same-sex couples. This collection of essays presents new perspectives that address the challenges faced by same-sex couples in multiple domains of well-being.

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Intimate Geopolitics

Love, Territory, and the Future on India’s Northern Threshold

Rutgers University Press

Intimate Geopolitics is the story of love and territory in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, in India’s Jammu and Kashmir State. This book takes on global processes of “demographic fever dreams,” which animate political movements, by understanding them in a deeply rooted local context and through the lives of ordinary people making decisions about love, babies, and the future.
 

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Marriage and Health

The Well-Being of Same-Sex Couples

Rutgers University Press

Evidence shows that married couples have better overall health than unmarried people. Scholars and policy makers contend that same-sex marriage provide similar benefits as well. Marriage and Health represents the forefront of marriage and health research on same-sex couples. This collection of essays presents new perspectives that address the challenges faced by same-sex couples in multiple domains of well-being.

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Intimate Geopolitics

Love, Territory, and the Future on India's Northern Threshold

Rutgers University Press

Intimate Geopolitics is the story of love and territory in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, in India’s Jammu and Kashmir State. This book takes on global processes of “demographic fever dreams,” which animate political movements, by understanding them in a deeply rooted local context and through the lives of ordinary people making decisions about love, babies, and the future.
 

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Mediating the Uprising

Narratives of Gender and Marriage in Syrian Television Drama

Rutgers University Press

Based on intensive fieldwork in Damascus and Beirut, Mediating the Uprising shows how gender and marriage metaphors inform Syrian television drama with various forms of cultural and political critique. The emergence of these suppressed narratives attests to the survival of the genre despite instability, war, and bloodshed.
 

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Making the Right Choice

Narratives of Marriage in Sri Lanka

Rutgers University Press

Making the Right Choice is an intimate portrait of the politics of marriage and gender narrated through the life-histories of three generations of Sinhala-Buddhist families living in urban Sri Lanka. The book demonstrates that marriage is a privileged site to investigate questions about gendered selves, gendered agency, and modern subjectivities.
 

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Learning to Love

Arranged Marriages and the British Indian Diaspora

Rutgers University Press

Learning to Love explores the everyday marriage narratives of the British-Indian diaspora. It unpacks the phenomenon of arranged marriages beyond its pejorative stereotypes by highlighting the diversity of interpersonal and emotional negotiations involved in their practice. Using in-depth ethnographic description, the book shows that far from being a homogeneous tradition, arranged marriages involve a variety of different matchmaking practices modified to suit modern diasporic identities.
 

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Marriage, Gender and Refugee Migration

Spousal Relationships among Somali Muslims in the United Kingdom

Rutgers University Press

This ethical and poetical ethnography analyzes the upheavals to gender roles and marital relationships brought about by refugee migration to the UK. Unmoored from the socio-cultural norms that made them men and women, Somali migrants find "everything" to be "different, mixed up, upside down." The book finds that the most significant catalysts for challenging harmful gender practices are a combination of the welfare system and Islamic praxis.

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Global Dynamics of Shi'a Marriages

Religion, Gender, and Belonging

Rutgers University Press

This edited volume brings together contributions of authors who engage with the marriages of Twelver Shi'a Muslims in Iran, Pakistan, Oman, Indonesia, Norway, and the Netherlands. With the wide geographical spread, the book offers the first comparative study of the diverse ways in which Shi'a Muslims enter into marriage.

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Global Dynamics of Shi'a Marriages

Religion, Gender, and Belonging

Rutgers University Press

This edited volume brings together contributions of authors who engage with the marriages of Twelver Shi'a Muslims in Iran, Pakistan, Oman, Indonesia, Norway, and the Netherlands. With the wide geographical spread, the book offers the first comparative study of the diverse ways in which Shi'a Muslims enter into marriage.

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The Politics of International Marriage in Japan

Rutgers University Press

Focusing on three cultural/ethnic groups in terms of empirical data - women from the former Soviet Union countries, the Philippines, and Western countries - this book highlights the complex interplay between national, cultural, gender, and ethnicity boundary maintenance that constructs international marriages in Japan at multiple levels, providing a comprehensive account of international marriage in the contemporary Japanese context.

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Intimate Connections

Love and Marriage in Pakistan’s High Mountains

Rutgers University Press

Intimate Connections dissects changing ideas, feelings, and practices around love, marriage, and respectability in the remote high mountains of northern Pakistan. It offers deep insights into the affective lives of local Shia women, gender practices, and young couples’ mobile phone relationships in South Asia as well as in the wider Muslim world.

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Intimate Connections

Love and Marriage in Pakistan's High Mountains

Rutgers University Press

Intimate Connections dissects changing ideas, feelings, and practices around love, marriage, and respectability in the remote high mountains of northern Pakistan. It offers deep insights into the affective lives of local Shia women, gender practices, and young couples’ mobile phone relationships in South Asia as well as in the wider Muslim world.

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Transnational Marriage and Partner Migration

Constellations of Security, Citizenship, and Rights

Rutgers University Press

This multidisciplinary collection investigates how marriage and partner migration processes have become the object of state scrutiny for control and exclusion in several states around the world. Covering cases across several countries, contributors offer a compelling multidisciplinary perspective on the interplay between security, citizenship and rights as experienced by migrants, policymakers, and actors who negotiate encounters with the state.

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Transnational Marriage and Partner Migration

Constellations of Security, Citizenship, and Rights

Rutgers University Press

This multidisciplinary collection investigates how marriage and partner migration processes have become the object of state scrutiny for control and exclusion in several states around the world. Covering cases across several countries, contributors offer a compelling multidisciplinary perspective on the interplay between security, citizenship and rights as experienced by migrants, policymakers, and actors who negotiate encounters with the state.

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Redefining Multicultural Families in South Korea

Reflections and Future Directions

Rutgers University Press

Redefining Multicultural Families in South Korea: Reflections and Future Directions aims to reinvigorate contemporary discussions about Korean families that include immigrants by expanding the scope of what we consider to be multicultural families to include the families of undocumented migrant workers, divorced marriage immigrants, the families of Korean women with immigrant husbands, and by providing a nuanced look at their lives in Korea, not as newcomers but as first-generation immigrants.

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Opting Out

Women Messing with Marriage Around the World

Rutgers University Press

Opting Out offers sensitive and powerful ethnographic portrayals of women in Africa, Asia, and Latin America who are quietly opting out of marriage. Across these diverse geographic contexts,this edited volume shows that women are the (often unwitting, mostly unacknowledged) protagonists of profound changes in marriage, gender, and kinship.
 

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