The Making and Meaning of Relationships in Sri Lanka

An Ethnography on University Students in Colombo
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ISBN-13:
9783319763354
Einband:
Book
Erscheinungsdatum:
02.08.2018
Seiten:
242
Autor:
Mihirini Sirisena
Gewicht:
480 g
Format:
218x154x22 mm
Serie:
Culture, Mind and Society
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Explores how university students navigate uncertainty and search for meaning in their daily lives
1. Introduction 2. Ruminating on Love and Love Relationships 3. Ayyas and Nangis in Love 4. Making it Real 5. My World in My Pocket: Phones, Relationships and Expectations 6. Balancing between Pleasure and Propriety: Where, What and How 7. Sex Games: Pleasures and Penance 8. Mag ma Kenek: On Future and Certainty 9. Reflections: Serious Relationships: Intersubjective Intermingling, Fuller lives and Embodied Emotions.
This book proposes that romantic relationships-filtered through various socio-cultural sieves-can lead to the development of affective kin bonds, which underlie our sense of personhood and belonging. Sirisena argues that the process resembles an attempt to make strangers into kin, and that sort of affective relating is a form of self-conscious relationality, in which the inhabitants reflect on their individual and collective needs, as well as their expectations and dreams in the future of their relationships. University students' romantic relationships, which they gloss as 'serious,' appear to be processual and non-linear, and are considered to be stabilising forces which are pitched against the inherent uncertainty in young people's lives.