Love's Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West

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Palgrave Macmillan, 20 okt. 2005 - 274 pagina's
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This is the first book to examine the same-sex weddings and same-sex couple suicides reported in India over the last two decades. Ruth Vanita examines these cases in the context of a wide variety of same-sex unions, from Fourteenth-century narratives about co-wives who miraculously produce a child together, to Nineteenth-century depictions of ritualized unions between women, to marriages between gay men and lesbians arranged over the internet. Examining the changing legal, literary, religious and social Indian and Euro-American traditions within which same-sex unions are embedded, she brings a fresh perspective to the gay marriage debate, suggesting that same-sex marriage dwells not at the margins but at the heart of culture. Love's Rites by Ruth Vanita is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

1 Introduction
1
Marriage Law the State and Mutual Consent
47
Fluid Gender Sex Change and SameSex Marriage
71
LoveDeath Rebirth and Union Through Life After Life
91
Traditions of Romantic Friendship
113
6 Monstrous to MiraculousSameSex Reproduction and Parenting
137
SameSex Relationships in Traditional Families
161
FemaleFemale Relations in Premodern Erotica
183
TwentiethCentury Cinema
209
10 Conclusion
225
Note on Theory and Methodology
239
Notes
249
Index
269
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Over de auteur (2005)

Ruth Vanita is Professor of Liberal Studies, University of Montana.

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