DER Filmmaker

Lina Fruzzetti

Lina Fruzzetti

Lina Fruzzetti is a professor of Anthropology at Brown University, co-director of four films with Ákos Östör, and author of several books. Within social anthropology, her specialty is in the relationship between kinship, marriage, and rituals and the meaning of the construction of gender in India. She has done extensive work on caste and the life cycle rites of Hindus; now she is addressing the recent structural changes to the institution of marriage and what constitutes the person. Fruzzetti's research on nationalism and post colonial studies has taken her to a more comparative approach addressing the feminist movement, and the problems and politics of identity and citizenship within Islam and Hinduism. In addition to her primary research work in India, she also focuses on East and North African communities.

Films Available at DER
Seed and Earth
Khalfan and Zanzibar
Fishers of Dar
Singing Pictures
Songs of a Sorrowful Man
In My Mother's House

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Concepts of Person: Kinship, Caste, and Marriage in India (Harvard Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
Gift of a Virgin - Women, Marriage, and Ritual in a Bengali Society
Women, Orphans, and Poverty: Social Movements and Ideologies of Work in India

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