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The Making and Meaning of Relationships in Sri Lanka

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, a...