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Listen to the Heron's Words: Reimagining Gender and Kinship in North India

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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 ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 29th 1994 by University of California Press
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Nov 29, 2012 Ke rated it really liked it
This book affected me personally because it made me aware how unique are the Chinese gender and kinship practices. I imagine that this book may be a bit boring to a male reader.
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We only read exerpts. Tended to be vibrant and enriching given the subject matter.
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