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Titel: Disappearance of the Dowry: Women, Families,...
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Stanford :. Stanford University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Dustjacket. 268. - Why did a practice that had been considered a duty stop being a duty, or, conversely, why did daughters lose the right they had previously enjoyed of receiving from their parents the wherewithal to contribute to the support of their marriage? Despite the many historical and anthropological studies about dowry, to the best of my knowledge this is the first analysis of its disappearance. My hypothesis at a general level is that the institution of dowry was among the many fetters to the development of capitalism, such as entail, monopolies, and the privileges of the nobility, of churchmen, and of army officers, that disappeared as the influence of industrial capital spread worldwide. Yet entail, monopolies, and privileges were abolished legally, whereas the dowry was not abolished legally, it disappeared in practice. Thus the question remains: what led individual families to change their customs regarding dowry?English text. Condition : very good. 9780804719285 Condition : very good. ISBN 9780804719285[KEYWORDS: ANTHROPOLOGY, *, *. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 62958
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