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Gender relations and the dowry system in India : the case of Hyderabad

Mota, Manuela; Casaca, Sara Falcão;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: ISEG - CEsA CSG
Abstract
This article seeks to contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of the gender relations and the dowry system in India. It is based on a qualitative study that gave priority to the undertaking of interviews with women from different educational backgrounds living in the city of Hyderabad (South of India). The predominant perception of the interviewees is that education promotes economic and symbolic independence. The higher the educational level, the more critical accounts are found in relation to: the dowry system as a mechanism of reproduction of the low status of women and of the persistent asymmetries in gender relations; the wish to educate sons and d...
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free text keywords: Dowry system, Development, Education, Gender, India
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