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Transfers of Belonging : Child Fostering in West Africa in the 20th Century

Title data

Alber, Erdmute:
Transfers of Belonging : Child Fostering in West Africa in the 20th Century.
Leiden : Brill , 2018 . - 270 p. - (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies ; 19 )
ISBN 978-90-04-35980-2

Abstract in another language

In Transfers of Belonging, Erdmute Alber traces the history of child fostering in northern Benin from the pre-colonial past to the present by pointing out the embeddedness of child foster practices and norms in a wider political process of change. Child fostering was, for a long time, not just one way of raising children, but seen as the appropriate way of doing so. This changed profoundly with the arrival of European ideas about birth parents being the 'right' parents, but also with the introduction of schooling and the differentiation of life chances. Besides providing deep historical and ethnographical insights, Transfers of Belonging offers a new theoretical frame for conceptualizing parenting.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Keywords: Sociology & Anthropology; African Studies; Social History; History; Social Sciences; Children's Rights; Human Rights; Humanitarian Law; Youth & Adolescence
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social Anthropology > Chair Social Anthropology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social Anthropology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2018 06:31
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 06:31
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/44507