Negotiating Adolescence in Rural Bangladesh (A Journey through School, Love and Marriage)

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Item Code: NAG214
Author: Nicoletta Del Franco
Publisher: Zubaan Publications
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9789381017173
Pages: 287
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 450 gm
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Negotiating Adolescence in Rural Bangladesh interrogates the experience of being young and becoming adult in rural Bangladesh, in a context of profound processes of socio economic change. Throughout South Asia, new educational opportunities and an increase in the age at which girls and boys get married are opening new spaces for young people to live the passage to adulthood. This book documents and describes the everyday reality of this changing gendered transition for young people in a rural area central to young people's experience: those of college and student life, friendships and relationships with those of the same sex and across sexes, and marriage and the issues involved in the choice of a marriage partner.

About the Author

Nicoletta Del Franco is a researcher with a long term engagement in Bangladesh where she has worked with NGOs since 1994. A D. Phil in Development Studies from the University of Sussex, she has also taught at Sussex and the University of Parma, Italy.



  Acknowledgements Ix
1 Adolescence, Self and Social Relations 1
2 The Village and the Area: Livelihoods and Economic Relations 42
3 'Let Life Go, preserve your honour' Hierarchy status and power in Tarapur 79
4 The changing transition to adulthood and the emergence of adolescence 107
5 Being a college student: new social spaces and new forms of consciousness 140
6 Living writing, dreaming love The hidden? World of 'lines' 173
7 Biye Dewa (to give in marriage) and biye kora (to marry) Adolescent girls' Experiences 209
8 Conclusions 242
  Glossary 262
  Bibliography 265
  About the Author 280


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