Waithood: Gender, Education, and Global Delays in Marriage and Childbearing (Fertility #47) (Hardcover)

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By Marcia C. Inhorn (Editor), Nancy J. Smith-Hefner (Editor)
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Description


The concept of "Waithood" was developed by political scientist Diane Singerman to describe the expanding period of time between adolescence and full adulthood as young people wait to secure steady employment and marry. The contributors to this volume employ the waithood concept as a frame for richly detailed ethnographic studies of "youth in waiting" from a variety of world areas, including the Middle East Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S, revealing that whether voluntary or involuntary, the phenomenon of youth waithood necessitates a recognition of new gender and family roles.

About the Author


Nancy J. Smith-Hefner is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at Boston University. She is a specialist of Southeast Asia, gender, and Islam. Her most recent book Islamizing Intimacies: Youth, Sexuality, and Gender in Contemporary Indonesia (Hawaii, 2019) is a study of the changing personal lives and sexual attitudes of educated, Muslim Javanese youth.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781789208993
ISBN-10: 1789208998
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: December 9th, 2020
Pages: 424
Language: English
Series: Fertility

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