Love Marriage and Intimacy among Gujarati Indians

Love  Marriage and Intimacy among Gujarati Indians

This book compares understandings and experiences of love and intimacy of one distinct cultural group – Gujarati Indians – born and brought up in two different countries.

Author: Katherine Twamley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137294302

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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This book compares understandings and experiences of love and intimacy of one distinct cultural group – Gujarati Indians – born and brought up in two different countries. In a rapidly globalizing world, this comparative ethnographic study explores how the context in which we are brought up shapes our most intimate attachments and family lives.
Categories: Social Science

Age Dissimilar Couples and Romantic Relationships

Age Dissimilar Couples and Romantic Relationships

Shilling, C 1997, 'The body and difference', in Identity and difference: Culture, ... Twamley, K 2014, Love, marriage and intimacy among Gujarati Indians: A ...

Author: L. McKenzie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137446770

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

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There has been a widespread fascination with age-dissimilar couples in recent years. This book examines how the romantic relationships of these couples are understood. Based on qualitative research, McKenzie investigates notions of autonomy, relatedness, contradiction, and change in age-dissimilar relationships and romantic love.
Categories: Social Science

Couple Relationships in the 21st Century

Couple Relationships in the 21st Century

... (editors) RESEARCHING FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS Reflections on Process ... Katherine Twamley LOVE, MARRIAGE AND INTIMACY AMONG GUJARATI INDIANS A ...

Author: J. Gabb

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137434432

Category: Social Science

Page: 163

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Who and how we love may be changing but our desire to be in a relationship endures. This book presents an incisive account of how couples experience, understand and sustain long-term relationships, exploring the emotional, practical and biographical resources that couples draw on, across the life course.
Categories: Social Science

Distance Relationships

Distance Relationships

Intimacy and Emotions Amongst Academics and their Partners In ... ADOPTION Katherine Twamley LOVE, MARRIAGE AND INTIMACY AMONG GUJARATI INDIANS A Suitable ...

Author: Mary Holmes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137003874

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Drawing on interviews with UK couples in distance relationships, this book seeks to explain, evaluate and advance sociological debates about intimate life. It provides a rich and human perspective on how bodies, emotions and connections to others are key in maintaining intimate relationships.
Categories: Social Science

International Handbook of Love

International Handbook of Love

Love, marriage and intimacy among Gujarati Indians: A suitable match. Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillian. Wood, J. T. (2001). The normalization of violence in ...

Author: Claude-Hélène Mayer

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030459963

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Ordinary Relationships

Ordinary Relationships

... Twamley LOVE, MARRIAGE AND INTIMACY AMONG GUJARATI INDIANS A Suitable Match Harry Blatterer EVERYDAY FRIENDSHIPS Intimacy and Freedom in a Complex World ...

Author: J. Brownlie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137318763

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Recent theorizing tends to position ordinary relationships as something we have lost, yet the nature of these relationships is not seriously engaged with. Drawing on rich empirical data, this book questions epochal claims about contemporary emotional lives, setting out to be explicit about the nature of ordinary relationships.
Categories: Social Science

Feminism and the Politics of Childhood

Feminism and the Politics of Childhood

In addition to co-editing this volume she is author of Love, Marriage and Intimacy Among Gujarati Indians: A Suitable Match (Palgrave Macmillan, ...

Author: Rachel Rosen

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781787350649

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 314

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Feminism and the Politics of Childhood offers an innovative and critical exploration of perceived commonalities and conflicts between women and children and, more broadly, between various forms of feminism and the politics of childhood. This unique collection of 18 chapters brings into dialogue authors from a range of geographical contexts, social science disciplines, activist organisations, and theoretical perspectives. The wide variety of subjects include refugee camps, care labour, domestic violence and childcare and education. Chapter authors focus on local contexts as well as their global interconnections, and draw on diverse theoretical traditions such as poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, posthumanism, postcolonialism, political economy, and the ethics of care. Together the contributions offer new ways to conceptualise relations between women and children, and to address injustices faced by both groups. Praise for Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes? ‘This book is genuinely ground-breaking.’ ‒ Val Gillies, University of Westminster ‘Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes? asks an impossible question, and then casts prismatic light on all corners of its impossibility.’ ‒ Cindi Katz, CUNY ‘This provocative and stimulating publication comes not a day too soon.’ ‒ Gerison Lansdown, Child to Child ‘A smart, innovative, and provocative book.’ ‒ Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University ‘This volume raises and addresses issues so pressing that it is surprising they are not already at the heart of scholarship.’ ‒ Ann Phoenix, UCL
Categories: Family & Relationships

Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons

... Twamley LOVE, MARRIAGE AND INTIMACY AMONG GUJARATI INDIANS A Suitable Match Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life Series Standing Order ...

Author: J. Brannen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137379672

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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This book explores how masculinities and fatherhood are transmitted across family generations of white British, Irish and Polish fathers. Providing unique insights into men's lives, migration, employment, father-son relationships and intergenerational transmission, it offers a rich methodological story of how intergenerational research is done.
Categories: Social Science

Gender Class and Food

Gender  Class and Food

... Twamley LOVE, MARRIAGE AND INTIMACY AMONG GUJARATI INDIANS A Suitable Match Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life Series Standing Order ...

Author: Julie M. Parsons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137476418

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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Everyday foodways are a powerful means of drawing boundaries between social groups and defining who we are and where we belong. This book draws upon auto/biographical food narratives and emphasises the power of everyday foodways in maintaining and reinforcing social divisions along the lines of gender and class.
Categories: Social Science

Fathering Masculinity and the Embodiment of Care

Fathering  Masculinity and the Embodiment of Care

... Bashi Treitler (editor) RACE IN TRANSNATIONAL AND TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION Katherine Twamley LOVE, MARRIAGE AND INTIMACY AMONG GUJARATI INDIANS A Suitable ...

Author: Gillian Ranson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137455895

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

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Many fathers are now providing hands-on, engaged care to babies and young children. This book draws on observations of, and interviews with, caregiving fathers, as well as analyses of fathers' memoirs and online blogs, to examine fathers' caregiving work as embodied practice and as lived experience.
Categories: Social Science

Parenting Family Policy and Children s Well Being in an Unequal Society

Parenting  Family Policy and Children s Well Being in an Unequal Society

... Subjects Katherine Twamley LOVE, MARRIAGE AND INTIMACY AMONG GUJARATI INDIANS A Suitable Match Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life ...

Author: D. Hartas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137319555

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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Western societies face many challenges. The growing inequality and the diminishing role of the welfare state and the rapid accumulation of the resources of a finite planet at the top 1% have made the world an inhospitable place to many families. Parents are left alone to deal with the big societal problems and reverse their impact on their children's educational achievement and life chances. The 'average' working family is sliding down the social ladder with a significant impact on children's learning and wellbeing. We now know that parental involvement with children's learning (although important in its own right) is not the primary mechanism through which poverty translates to underachievement and reduced social mobility. Far more relevant to children's learning and emotional wellbeing is their parents' income and educational qualifications. The mantra of 'what parents do matters' is hypocritical considering the strong influence that poverty has on parents and children. We can no longer argue that we live in a classless society, especially as it becomes clear that most governmental reforms are class based and affect poor families disproportionately. In this book, Dimitra Hartas explores parenting and its influence on children's learning and wellbeing while examining the impact of social class amidst policy initiatives to eradicate child poverty in 21st Century Britain.
Categories: Political Science

British Chinese Families

British Chinese Families

... Bashi Treitler(editor) RACE IN TRANSNATIONAL AND TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION Katherine Twamley LOVE, MARRIAGE AND INTIMACY AMONG GUJARATI INDIANS ASuitable ...

Author: C. Lau-Clayton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137026613

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Based on repeat interviews from a range of generational perspectives, this book explores the nature of contemporary British Chinese households and childhoods, examining the extent to which parents identify themselves as being Chinese and how decisions to uphold or move away from 'traditional' Chinese values impacts on their child-rearing methods.
Categories: Social Science

Couples Transitions to Parenthood

Couples    Transitions to Parenthood

Love, marriage and intimacy among Gujarati Indians. Palgrave Macmillan. Twamley, K. (2019). 'Cold intimacies' in parents' negotiations of work-family ...

Author: Charlotte Faircloth

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030774035

Category: Social Science

Page: 157

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This book argues that new parents are caught in an uncomfortable crossfire between two competing discourses: those around ideal relationships and those around ideal parenting. The author suggests that parents are pressured to be equal partners while also being asked to parent their children intensively, in ways markedly more demanding of mothers. Reconciling these ideals has the potential to create resentment and disappointment. Drawing on research with couples in London as they became parents, the book points to the social pressures at play in raising the next generation at material, physiological and cultural levels. Chapters explore these levels through concrete practices: birth, feeding and sleeping—three of the most highly moralised areas of contemporary parenting culture.
Categories: Social Science

Race in Transnational and Transracial Adoption

Race in Transnational and Transracial Adoption

... Katherine Twamley LOVE, MARRIAGE AND INTIMACY AMONG GUJARATI INDIANS A Suitable Match ... Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life Series ...

Author: Vilna Bashi Treitler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137275233

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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When parents form families by reaching across social barriers to adopt children, where and how does race enter the adoption process? How do agencies, parents, and the adopted children themselves deal with issues of difference in adoption? This volume engages writers from both sides of the Atlantic to take a close look at these issues.
Categories: Social Science

Everyday Friendships

Everyday Friendships

Intimacy as Freedom in a Complex World H. Blatterer ... AND TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION Katherine Twamley LOVE, MARRIAGE AND INTIMACY AMONG GUJARATI INDIANS A.

Author: H. Blatterer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137316400

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

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This book conceptualises the lived experience of intimacy in a world in which the terms and conditions of love and friendship are increasingly unclear. It shows that the analysis of the 'small world' of dyads can give important clues about society and its gendered makeup.
Categories: Social Science

Marital Breakdown among British Asians

Marital Breakdown among British Asians

Furthermore, Jamieson argues that if the idea that love and intimacy are Western ... differences between middle-class Gujarati Indians in the UK and India.

Author: Kaveri Qureshi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137570475

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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Shortlisted for the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2017 Against long-standing characterizations of British Asians as ‘flying the flag’ for traditional life, this book identifies an increase in marital breakdown and argues to reorient debates about conservatism and authoritarianism in British Asian families. Qureshi draws on a rich ethnographic study of marital breakdown among working class Pakistani Muslims in order to unpick the grounds of marital conflict, the manoeuvres couples undertake in staying together, their interactions with divorce laws and their moral reasonings about post-divorce family life. Marital Breakdown among British Asians argues against individualization approaches, demonstrating the embeddedness of couples in extended family relations, whilst at the same time showing that Pakistani marriages and divorces do not deviate in all respects from wider marital separation trajectories in Britain. Providing new insights into how marital breakdown is changing the contours of British Asian families, this book will be essential reading for scholars and students, clinicians working in couple or family therapy, social workers and legal practitioners.
Categories: Social Science

Cross Cultural Family Research and Practice

Cross Cultural Family Research and Practice

The globalisation of love? Examining narratives of intimacy and marriage among middle-class Gujarati Indians in the UK and India.

Author: W. Kim Halford

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128154946

Category: Psychology

Page: 762

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Cross-Cultural Family Research and Practice broadens the theoretical and clinical perspectives on couple and family cross-cultural research with insights from a diverse set of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, communications, economics, and more. Examining topics such as family migration, acculturation and implications for clinical intervention, the book starts by providing an overarching conceptual framework, then moves into a comparison of countries and cultures, with an overview of cross-cultural studies of the family across nations from a range of specific disciplinary perspectives. Other sections focus on acculturation, migrating/migrated families and their descendants, and clinical practice with culturally diverse families. Studies cultural influences in couple and family relationships Features a broadly interdisciplinary perspective Looks at how cultural differences affect how families are structured and function Explores why certain immigrant groups adapt better to new countries than others Discusses why certain countries are better at integrating immigrants than others
Categories: Psychology

Sexuality Abjection and Queer Existence in Contemporary India

Sexuality  Abjection and Queer Existence in Contemporary India

The intimate state: Love-marriage and the law in Delhi. ... 'Love and desire amongst middle-class Gujarati Indians in the UK and India'.

Author: Pushpesh Kumar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000415889

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This volume explores existing and emerging sexual cultures of contemporary India and the predicaments faced by abjected and sexual marginalities. It traces the sexual politics within popular culture, literary genres, advertisement, consumerism, globalizing cities, social movements, law, scientific research, the hijra community life, (alternative) families and kinship, and sites that define the cultural other whose sexual practices or identities fall beyond normative moral conventions. The chapters examine a range of connected sociological and political issues including questions of agency, judgments around intimate sexual relationships, the role of the state, popular understandings of adolescent romance, notion of legitimacy and stigma, moral policing and resistance, body politics and marginality, representations in popular and folk culture, sexual violence and freedom, problems with historiography, structural inequalities, queer erotica, gay consumerism, hijra suicides, and marriage and divorce. The volume also proposes certain transformative possibilities towards envisioning and (re)scripting sexual equalities. This interdisciplinary book will be important for those interested in sexuality studies, queer studies, gender studies, cultural studies, sociology, law, history, literature and Global South studies as well as policymakers, civil society activists and nongovernmental organizations working in the area.
Categories: Social Science

Understanding Families Over Time

Understanding Families Over Time

Vilna Bashi Treitler (editor) RACE IN TRANSNATIONAL AND TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION Katherine Twamley LOVE, MARRIAGE ANDINTIMACY AMONG GUJARATI INDIANS A ...

Author: Rosalind Edwards

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137285089

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

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Drawing on research from the Timescapes Study, this volume discusses the life chances and experiences of children and young people, parents and older generations. A unique qualitative longitudinal study forms the basis for the chapter contributions, delivering policy-relevant findings to address individual and family lives over time.
Categories: Political Science

Identity and Upbringing in South Asian Muslim Families

Identity and Upbringing in South Asian Muslim Families

Twamley's (2013, 2014) study of Gujarati Indians in the UK and India ... Ideas of love, as the key emotion behind practices of intimacy and marriage, ...

Author: Michela Franceschelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137531704

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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What is it like to grow up as a South Asian British Muslim today? What are the experiences of South Asian Muslim parents bringing up their children in contemporary Britain? Identity and Upbringing in South Asian Muslim Families explores these questions within the context of the series of events which, from 9/11 to the recent upsurge of the Islamic State, have affected the perceptions and the identity of Muslims around the world. Franceschelli reveals the complex range of negotiations behind the coming of age of South Asian Muslim teenagers and reflects on the changes and continuities between their life experiences, priorities and aspirations compared to their parents' generation. Based on primary research with South Asian Muslim young people and parents, this book highlights the importance of Islam to upbringing; the shifting value of South Asian cultural norms in Britain; and the persistent influence of class in shaping inequalities amongst families and on young people's experiences of growing up.
Categories: Social Science