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dc.contributor.authorJassal, Smita Tewari
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-09 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-10 03:00:30
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T13:48:52Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T13:48:52Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier625266
dc.identifierOCN: 780319772en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31769
dc.description.abstractThis book is a compelling ethnographic analysis of folksongs sung primarily by lower-caste women in north India, in the fields, at weddings, during travels, and in other settings. Smita Tewari Jassal uses these songs to explore how ideas of caste, gender, sexuality, labor, and power may be strengthened, questioned, and fine-tuned through music. At the heart of the book is a library of songs, in their original Bhojpuri and in English translation, framed by Jassal's insights into the complexities of gender and power. The significance of these folksongs, Jassal argues, lies in their suggesting and hinting at themes, rather than directly addressing them: women sing what they often cannot talk about. Women's lives, their feelings, their relationships, and their social and familial bonds are persuasively presented in song. For the ethnographer, the songs offer an entry into the everyday cultures of marginalized groups of women who have rarely been the focus of systematic analytical inquiry.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.otherAnthropology
dc.subject.otherCaste
dc.subject.otherHoli
dc.subject.otherJaunpur
dc.subject.otherUttar Pradesh
dc.subject.otherPatriarchy
dc.subject.otherRama
dc.subject.otherSita
dc.titleUnearthing Gender
dc.title.alternativeFolksongs of North India
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/oapen_625266
oapen.relation.isPublishedByf0d6aaef-4159-4e01-b1ea-a7145b2ab14b
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9780822394792
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationDurham NC
oapen.grant.number100319
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2016 Backlist Collection
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Caste - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caste; Holi - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holi; Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaunpur,_Uttar_Pradesh; Patriarchy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriarchy; Rama - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rama; Sita - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sita
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oapen.identifier.isbn9780822394792
grantor.number100319
oapen.identifier.ocn780319772


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