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Attachment and Care in West African Webs of Kinship

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Alber, Erdmute ; Häberlein, Tabea:
Attachment and Care in West African Webs of Kinship.
In: Bertram, Hans ; Ehlert, Nancy (ed.): Family, Ties and Care : family transformation in a plural modernity ; the Freiberger Survey about family transformation in an international comparison. - Opladen : Barbara Budrich , 2011 . - pp. 481-502
ISBN 978-3-86649-392-6

Abstract in another language

Families international the new milestone How may care be secured particularly in ageing societies, how may families, relatives and friends support each other and live together beyond market reasons? How can social welfare be secured? How do different countries and different cultures solve the problems they may or may not, now or in days to come, share with other countries and cultures? Families, as is found in this publication by internationally renowned experts, are the base and well of society s fortune in a humane paradigm. Furthermore, it is the very backbone of lifelong solidarity in inter-generational relations, and the very place where the readiness of taking on care and responsibility are experienced and learned. The publication s underlying idea opens up two perspectives: on the one hand, differences and similarities in family life forms are chiselled out on the base of an international cooperation. Simultaneously, the international authors are called upon to express their ideas about their own country s future more distinctly and clearly; thus, distinctions and similarities of the respective paths of development are rather easily perceived.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: No
Keywords: Westafrika; Care; Kinship
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social Anthropology
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social Anthropology > Chair Social Anthropology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Institute of African Studies - IAS
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences
900 History and geography > 960 History of Africa
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 10:35
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 09:26
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/6737