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Negotiation and Social Space
A Gendered Analysis of Changing Kin and Security Networks in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

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Kinship | Sociology of the Family

December 1998 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Deviating significantly from exisiting discourses on family and kinship, this book offers new conceptualizations which view individuals and relationships as crucial elements. Through a combination of macro and micro perspectives, it provides a comparative and gendered analysis of shifts within marriage, family, kin and social networks of people living in societies undergoing substantial change in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Kamala Ganesh and Carla Risseeuw
Introduction
Gendered Change in Marriage and Family: A Policy Concern  
 
PART ONE: OVERVIEWS
Els A Baerends
Changing Kinship, Family and Gender Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa
Leela Dube
Trends in Kinship and Gender Relations in South Asia
Kamala Ganesh
Gender and Kinship Studies
Indian Material and Context  
 
PART TWO: LAW: REFORM AND RIGIDITY
Saskia M A A Brand
Civil Law vs the Mand[ac]e Conception of Gendered Personhood
The Case of Bamako, Mali  
 
PART THREE: EDUCATION: CONTINGENT ACCESS TO NEW WORLDS
Karuna Charana
Family Strategies, Gender Ideology and Education
The Impact of Partition on Punjabi Women of New Delhi  
Kathinka Kerkhoff
Production and Reproduction of Girlhood in High Schools
The State, Family and Schooling in Colonial Calcutta  
 
PART FOUR: WOMEN TRADERS: FREE TO NEGOTIATE OR FORCED TO ADJUST?
Philip J Havik
Female Entrepreneurship in a Changing Environment
Gender, Kinship and Trade in the Guinea Bissau Region  
Joyce B Endeley
Structural Adjustment and the Cameroonian Women's Life Line
1986-1995  
 
PART FIVE: LABOUR AND THE JOB MARKET: NEGOTIATING PUBLIC SPACE
Santi Rozario
Disjunctions and Continuities
Dowry and the Position of Single Women in Bangladesh  
Michele Ruth Gamburd
Absent Women and Their Extended Families
Sri Lanka's Migrant Housemaids  
 
PART SIX: NEGOTIATING BETWEEN KITH AND KIN
Karen Willemse with Nawal H Osman and Catrien Bijleveld
One from the Heart
Between Family and Friends in Al-Halla, West Sudan  
Jos[ac]e C M van Santen
Islamisation and Changes in Social Arrangements among the Mafa of North Cameroon

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ISBN: 9780761992707
£45.00