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Changes in African Families : A Review of Anthropological and Sociological Approaches towards Family and Kinship in Africa

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Alber, Erdmute ; Bochow, Astrid:
Changes in African Families : A Review of Anthropological and Sociological Approaches towards Family and Kinship in Africa.
In: González, Ana Marta ; DeRose, Laurie ; Oloo, Florence (ed.): Frontiers of Globalisation : Kinship and Family Structures in Africa. - Trenton : Africa World Press , 2011 . - pp. 1-30
ISBN 1-59221-771-0

Abstract in another language

Family structures or kinship models are the result of local cultural histories as well as global cultural ideals disseminated through global institiutions and media. Understanding how these two realities interact can be challenging. In the face of universal declarations about the role, nature, and status of the family, but also that they are manifested in very diverse ways within the continent itself.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: No
Keywords: West-Africa; Family; Kinship; Bride-price; bride-wealth; Colonialism; Colonization; Feminism; Globalization; Marriage; Modernization; Polygamy; Polygyny
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 11:05
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 10:48
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/6748