The Resource The gift of a bride : a tale of anthropology, matrimony, and murder, Serena Nanda and Joan Gregg

The gift of a bride : a tale of anthropology, matrimony, and murder, Serena Nanda and Joan Gregg

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The gift of a bride : a tale of anthropology, matrimony, and murder
Title
The gift of a bride
Title remainder
a tale of anthropology, matrimony, and murder
Statement of responsibility
Serena Nanda and Joan Gregg
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This ethnographically based murder mystery is set within New York City's Indian community. A young Indian woman's arranged marriage brings her to the city to join her husband shortly after her wedding. The plot unfolds as the couple copes with joint family living, sexual and financial issues, and hostile neighbors. Central to the mystery are the cultural conflicts affecting both men and women negotiating the differences between American society and their own traditional upbringings. A major theme of the book is violence against women, and how this plays out both within domestic situations and through the gender inequalities of Indian and American societies. Supportive characters such as an anthropology professor, an Indian detective and his American sidekick, a young, assimilated Indian neighbor, and an established family elder reveal various aspects of immigrant life. Through this rich, exciting, and ethnographically detailed foray into one particular community, the reader learns about arranged marriages, Hindu weddings and festivals, and the rich psychological motivations of culturally patterned behavior of immigrant men and women. The main principles of cultural anthropology and ethnographic method are woven into the novel, making it a compelling read in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses." --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Nanda, Serena
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3614.A579
LC item number
G54 2009
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Gregg, Joan Young
  • ProQuest (Firm)
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  • East Indians
  • Anthropology
  • New York (State)
Label
The gift of a bride : a tale of anthropology, matrimony, and murder, Serena Nanda and Joan Gregg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-289)
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (295 p.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780759118539
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99973352512
System control number
(NhCcYBP)7279942
Label
The gift of a bride : a tale of anthropology, matrimony, and murder, Serena Nanda and Joan Gregg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-289)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (295 p.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780759118539
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99973352512
System control number
(NhCcYBP)7279942

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