EURASIA PRACTICES, REPRESENTATIONS AND RAMIFICATIONS OF BRIDEWEALTH

Bridewealth Project

Afghanistan

Newspaper and magazine articles

-Young Afghans are taking a stand against exorbitant bride prices, Los Angeles Times, August 26 2015
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-afghanistan-dowry-20150826-story.html

-Afghanistan's Bride Price: The Misnomer of The Mahr, The World Post, March 13 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/13/afghanistans-bride-price-_n_2868133.html

Websites and blogs

-The Bride Price: The Afghan tradition of paying for wives, October 25 2016
https://www.afghanistan-analysts.org/the-bride-price-the-afghan-tradition-of-paying-for-wives/

-Walwar, History of Pashtuns
http://www.barmazid.com/2015/10/walwar_29.html

Audio

-Walwar, Interviews with Muhammad Umar, social worker and an employee of Aurat Foundatio and Qais Afridi, Poet, Writer, Khyber Agency, July 31 2012
https://archive.org/details/WalwarbridePrice-WhichIsASumOfMoneyThatTheProspectiveGroomBride

China

Newspaper and magazine articles

-For Chinese Women, Marriages Depends on Right 'Bride Price', National Public Radio, April 23 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/04/23/176326713/for-chinese-women-marriage-depends-on-right-bride-price

-The Price of Marriage in China, The New York Times, March 09 2013

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/business/in-a-changing-china-new-matchmaking-markets.html

-In a Richer China, Billionaires Put Money on Marriage, The New York Times, January 24 2006

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/24/world/asia/in-a-richer-china-billionaires-put-money-on-marriage.html

-Shanghai Journal; It's a Lucky Day in May, and Here Comes the Brides, The New York Times, May 22 1996
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/05/22/world/shanghai-journal-it-s-a-lucky-day-in-may-and-here-come-the-brides.html

Websites and blogs

-Chinese Marriage: Betrothal Gifts
https://web.archive.org/web/20140417025508/http:/www.bestgiftsforwedding.com/blog/chinese-marriage/betrothal-%E4%B8%8B%E5%A8%89%E8%BF%87%E5%A4%A7%E7%A4%BC%E7%BA%B3%E5%BD%A9.html

-Bride Price: How Much to Give?
http://www.malaysiaweddinghub.com/inspirations-ideas/bride-price-??-how-much-to-give

East Timor

Websites and blogs

-Women's Struggle to East Timor, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, March 05 2014 
http://www.hart-uk.org/blog/womens-struggle-east-timor/

-New law aims to fight domestic violence, IRIN, May 12 2010
http://www.irinnews.org/report/89101/timor-leste-new-law-aims-fight-domestic-violence

-U.N. Scrutinizes Women's Right in East Timor, Women E-News, September 22 2009
http://womensenews.org/2009/09/un-scrutinizes-womens-rights-in-east-timor/

Indonesia

Videos

-Spear and Sword - Movie Preview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG61B3BTUcI

Websites and blogs

-The surprising benefits of bride price for women, CIFAR, November 11 2016
https://www.cifar.ca/assets/the-surprising-benefits-of-bride-price-for-women/

-In parts of the world, bride price encourages parents to educate daughters, The Conversation, October 5 2016
http://theconversation.com/in-parts-of-the-world-bride-price-encourages-parents-to-educate-daughters-64100

-'We can't be seen as cheap', Inside Indonesia, April-June 2011
http://www.insideindonesia.org/we-can-t-be-seen-as-cheap

-Bride and Prejudice: The Price of Education
https://www.theigc.org/blog/bride-prejudice-the-price-of-education/

Kazakhstan

Newspaper and magazine articles

-Romance and Patriarchy in the 21st Century: The "Bride Abductions" of Kazakhstan, The Upstream Journal, December 07 2015

https://www.upstreamjournal.org/bride-abductions/

-"Snatched Brides" Stunned, Overwhelmed in Kazakh Videos, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, June 11 2015
http://www.rferl.org/a/kazakhstan-bride-snatching-viral-video/27066972.html

Websites and blogs

-The Rise of Non-Consensual Bride Kidnapping in Kazakhstan: Developing a Culturally-Informed and Gender-Sensitive Response, Wilson Center, July 7 2011
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/the-rise-non-consensual-bride-kidnapping-kazakhstan-developing-culturally-informed-and

-Marriage and Wedding in Kazakhstan, Facts and Details
http://factsanddetails.com/central-asia/Kazakhstan/sub8_4b/entry-4640.html/

-Kazakhs - Marriage and Family, World Culture Encyclopedia
http://www.everyculture.com/Russia-Eurasia-China/Kazakhs-Marriage-and-Family.html

Kyrgyzstan

Newspaper and magazine articles

-Bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan: crime and tradition overlap, The Irish Times, December 7 2015
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/bride-kidnapping-in-kyrgyzstan-crime-and-tradition-overlap-1.2456467

-Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, May 29 2014
http://www.rferl.org/a/bride-kidnapping-in-kyrgyzstan/25403604.html

-Wanderlust: Bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan, Public Radio International, October 12 2010
http://www.pri.org/stories/2010-10-12/wanderlust-bride-kidnapping-kyrgyzstan

-Abduction, Often Violent, a Kyrgyz Wedding Rite, The New York Times, April 30 2005
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/30/world/asia/abduction-often-violent-a-kyrgyz-wedding-rite.html

Websites and blogs

-Traditional and modern: two Kyrgyz weddings, Pocket Cultures, August 3 2011
http://pocketcultures.com/2011/08/03/weddings-in-kyrgyzstan/

-Kyrgyz Bride Price Controversy, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, December 22 2005
https://iwpr.net/global-voices/kyrgyz-bride-price-controversy

-Marriage and Weddings in Kyrgyzstan, Facts and Details
http://factsanddetails.com/central-asia/Kyrgyzstan/sub8_5b/entry-4756.html

Tajikistan

-Tajik Islamic Party Official Accused Of Human Trafficking, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, May 27 2010
http://www.rferl.org/a/Tajik_Islamic_Party_Official_Accused_Of_Human_Trafficking/2054694.html

Thailand

-Asking permission to marry a bride in Thailand, Northern Thailand, December 8 2012
http://a.northernthailand.com/thai-weddings/640-sin-sot.html

-Cultural Aspects within Marriage, Bangkok Post, April 28 2005
http://www.bangkokpost.com/vdo/expat-advice/544371/cultural-aspects-within-marriage

Uzbekistan

-Uzbekistan: No Love Lost in Karakalpak Bride Thefts, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, February 21 2005
https://iwpr.net/global-voices/uzbekistan-no-love-lost-karakalpak-bride