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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 womIn 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....

Title : Listen to the Heron's Words: ReimaginingGender and Kinship in North India
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ISBN : 9780520083714
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Listen to the Heron's Words: ReimaginingGender and Kinship in North India Reviews

  • Ke
    2018-10-23 18:52

    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.

  • Kathryn
    2018-11-09 21:45

    We only read exerpts. Tended to be vibrant and enriching given the subject matter. COURSE: GENEDER AND RELIGION IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

  • Tammi Owens
    2018-11-08 01:41

    TRUE