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dc.contributor.advisorNichter, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorMedeiros, Melanie Angel*
dc.creatorMedeiros, Melanie Angelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-27T23:58:10Zen
dc.date.available2014-08-27T23:58:10Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/325502en
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation, I use separation and divorce as the lens through which I examine the impact of modernization and globalization on the intimate lives and the health and well-being of low income women of African descent in rural Northeast Brazil. I argue that trends such as shifts in the gendered division of labor in a growing eco-tourism economy, and the spread of the modern notion of romantic love and companionate marriage through popular telenovelas, are directly related to dramatic increases in separation and divorce in Brazil. I further argue that social inequality affects individual perceptions and experiences of divorce, and the embodied distress low-income Afro Brazilian women endure with marital failure is also an expression of social suffering.
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dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
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dc.subjectDistressen_US
dc.subjectDivorceen_US
dc.subjectKinshipen_US
dc.subjectLoveen_US
dc.subjectMarriageen_US
dc.subjectAnthropologyen_US
dc.subjectBrazilen_US
dc.title"Then Come The Thorns": Marriage, Divorce and Distress Among Afro-Brazilians in Rural Northeast Brazilen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNichter, Marken_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRoth-Gordon, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPike, Ivyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNichter, Mimien_US
dc.description.releaseDissertation not available (per author's request)en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.description.admin-noteOriginally set to Release 22-July-2016; permanent restriction on 20-Feb-2016 per author request, KCen
html.description.abstractIn this dissertation, I use separation and divorce as the lens through which I examine the impact of modernization and globalization on the intimate lives and the health and well-being of low income women of African descent in rural Northeast Brazil. I argue that trends such as shifts in the gendered division of labor in a growing eco-tourism economy, and the spread of the modern notion of romantic love and companionate marriage through popular telenovelas, are directly related to dramatic increases in separation and divorce in Brazil. I further argue that social inequality affects individual perceptions and experiences of divorce, and the embodied distress low-income Afro Brazilian women endure with marital failure is also an expression of social suffering.


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