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Child Fostering in West Africa : New Perspectives on Theory and Practices

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Alber, Erdmute ; Martin, Jeannett ; Notermans, Catrien:
Child Fostering in West Africa : New Perspectives on Theory and Practices.
ed.: Alber, Erdmute ; Martin, Jeannett ; Notermans, Catrien
Leiden, Boston : Brill , 2013 . - XII, 250 p. - (African-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies ; 9 )
ISBN 978-90-04-25057-4

Abstract in another language

Child fostering is an age-old and also modern phenomenon whose importance stretches much further than the boundaries of so-called 'traditional' African societies. As a mobile and creative kinship practice, child fostering is of growing importance in the global world as it goes along with other forms of mobility such as migration and transnationalism. The book aims to revitalize the study of fostering by situating the issue in more recent theoretical approaches to kinship. It also examines what functionalist and structuralist theory may still contribute to the understanding of child fostering. Historical and recent child fostering practices in several West African countries are discussed from the angles of Anthropology, History and Law.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Keywords: Child fostering; Africa; Adoption; Alliance
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: 18 Dec 2014 07:57
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2018 07:24
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/5031