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Marriage in Asia : Trends, Determinants and Implications (15-16 novembre 2012)

mardi 17 avril 2012

Conference organisée conjointement à Singapour par the Changing Family in Asia Cluster, Asia Research Institute, the Family, Children and Youth Cluster, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, & Scientific Group on “Marriage Transition in Asia”, Asian Population Association.

Appel à communication jusqu’au 21 mai 2012

Extrait de la présentation en ligne :

"This conference aims to enhance our understanding of the processes at work in marriage and their determinants. It also seeks to investigate changing trends in marriage and the implications they are having upon the societies in which they occur. We invite submissions of papers that consider changes in marriage patterns throughout the Asian region. It is anticipated that these studies will consider issues such as age at and timing of marriage ; the arrangement of marriage (considering the spectrum of self-choice to fully arranged) ; barriers to marriage (including caste, educational homogamy, distorted sex ratios) ; the influence of technology upon spouse selection ; labour market, kinship and other cultural factors that influence marriage. Studies which consider the often-neglected male perspective will be particularly welcome.

Participants are also encouraged to consider one or more of the following question in their paper presentations :

• What are the key forces leading to changing trends in marriage in Asia ?
• What forces act to stabilise union formation and arrangement of marriage (including but not limited to kinship systems and cultural norms) ?
• What role does cross border marriage play in both responding to and altering marriage patterns and gender relations in Asia ?
• What are the implications of rising age at marriage ?
• What underpins the persistence of very young age at marriage in some countries despite legal restrictions on minimum age at marriage ?

We invite submission from both young and established academics across a range of disciplines, including demography, anthropology, sociology, geography, history and economics. We encourage submissions to consider empirical case studies as well as theorization of marriage trends in the Asian region."

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