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Getting Married in Korea: Of Gender, Morality, and Modernity Paperback – May 31, 1996
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Kendall studies this through the ingenious choice of marriages. Here, the Confucian traditions often appear in the form of arranged marriages. Yet she shows how young couples persistently try to sidestep this format.
Along the way, a non-Korean reader is also rewarded by many insights into Korean society. Things that an outsider who does not speak the language would simply miss.
Studying weddings is a classic in cultural anthropology. Weddings are rites of passage or ceremonies of initiation by which the groom and the bride change social status and enter full membership in society. They reflect alliance strategies between two families or lineages who contract relations of mutual support and reciprocity.Read more ›
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Just as a previous reviewer commented: The most boring book of an interesting class. This required reading with antropology as its main focus, seemed to creep along. Read morePublished on June 27, 2012 by Vickie Burns
this book is not for someone who would be interested into a systematic and quick introduction to Korean wedding customs. Read morePublished on November 8, 2001