Negotiating Tradition and Nation: Mediations and Mediators in the Making of Urban Timor-Leste
In discussing marriage negotiations, this article analyses certain mediations and mediators that make up the dialectics of modernisation among contemporary urban middle-class elites in Timor-Leste. It brings to the fore the way particular Christian values are strategically used to reproduce, change or even enhance people�s agency regarding customary practices, and to circumscribe the marriage exchanges to the gift regime. Attitudes about fulfilling customary obligations vary, for they are...[Show more]
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