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Stanley Chojnacki

complicate the Venetian patriciate’s lineage orientation. The largest element of the property that accompanied women to their marriages was the dowry. It is not the place here to synthesize the vast scholarship on dowries in Renaissance Italy, but it is

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Itzhak Galnoor, Public Management in Israel: Development, Structure, Functions and Reforms Review by Assaf Meydani

Avi Raz, The Bride and the Dowry: Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War Review by Paul L. Scham

Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Theocratic Democracy: The Social Construction of Religious and Secular Extremism Review by Benyamin Neuberger

Alan Dowty, Israel/Palestine, 3rd ed. Review by Myron J. Aronoff

Eyal Chowers, The Political Philosophy of Zionism: Trading Jewish Words for a Hebraic Land Review by Allan Arkush

Etan Bloom, Arthur Ruppin and the Production of Pre-Israeli Culture Review by Arieh Saposnik

Laura Zittrain Eisenberg and Neil Caplan, Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: Patterns, Problems, Possibilities, 2nd ed. Review by Jonathan Mendilow

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Securing Intergenerational Kin Relationships and a House of One's Own

Muslims' Ways of Ageing Well in Kerala, India

Willemijn de Jong

The author explores trajectories of creating well-being with regard to old age in a poor Muslim community in Kerala, India. Theoretically, she draws on the nonstate-led concept of 'inclusive social security' and links it with the anthropology of the house. In doing so she takes approaches of 'making' kinship, gender, age as well as citizenship into account. Care and respect for the elderly result from strong but gendered intergenerational kin relationships in and around the house, which they establish for a large part themselves. Governmental and civil provisions play an enabling or supplementary role. Elderly women, particularly widows, benefit from property relationships that are less gendered. Surprisingly, there is a remarkable tendency of creating house ownership, and thus of bargaining power, for women in this community. It is suggested that this is effected by a combination of Muslim inheritance rules, recent dowry-giving practices and Kerala's matrilineal history.

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Mireia Comas-Via

Translator : Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel

, but also the consequences of the application of the law through judicial proceedings in which widows demanded that their rights be respected. The Inadequacy of the Dowry System Several factors influenced the socioeconomic situation of widows, but most

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Anna Saunders and Peter De Ville

his rubbery wattle, flinch at the sound of his scratching spurs. No need to feel alone now. She will lie in the satin sheets of her family’s dowry as he perches on the bed head, clucking and crowing to stake his claim. © Anna Saunders Permitted

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Native Marriage “Soviet” and “Russian” Style

The Political Economy of Desire and Competing Matrimonial Emotions

Vera Skvirskaja

dowry and the size and timing of the bride-price. The social status of a household in terms of wealth and the educational and occupational achievements of its members play a significant role in choosing marriage partners. However, the main goal in a

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‘Money on the Street’ as a Hoard

How Informal Moneylenders Remain Unbanked

Martin Fotta

“meat was never lacking” in his household. When a man marries, he starts living in a house or tent that is furnished by the bride’s family and becomes responsible for providing for his household. He lends ‘his’ and ‘his wife’s’ money—the dowry—to other

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Niki Megalommati

age of puberty, that is male from 15 and female from 13, with their acceptance and the consent of parents.” 51 The alternative choices of future spouses were explicitly mentioned: if the couple marries using the written form, a dowry contract must be

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Nirmala Erevelles

), dharma (pre-ordained duty) and karma (action) combine to place disabled people in a constant quest for cure, redemption, abuse, and neglect. Within this religious-cultural milieu daughters are constructed as parai (Other) needing a dowry in order to

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“Nowhere near Somalia, Mom”

On containerizing maritime piracy and being good men

Adrienne Mannov

. Disgust palpable in her voice, Mary explained that Sachiv's family was upset because of the dowry. She is one of six girls, she continued, and there is no dowry tradition in her family. Sachiv countered that his family was “not suffering financially! If