African Families in a Global Context / Edition 2
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African Families in a Global Context / Edition 2

by Goran Therborn
     
 

ISBN-10: 917106561X

ISBN-13: 9789171065612

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute, The

The family is one of the most important institutions of African societies. Where is it going today? How is it affected by global processes, cultural and political as well as economic? How does it compare with family developments in other parts of the world? These are questions that this book addresses. The contributors deal with the African family in a comparative

Overview

The family is one of the most important institutions of African societies. Where is it going today? How is it affected by global processes, cultural and political as well as economic? How does it compare with family developments in other parts of the world? These are questions that this book addresses. The contributors deal with the African family in a comparative global context, focusing on patriarchy, sexuality and marriage, and fertility; biological and social reproduction in Ghana under conditions of globalization and structural adjustment; Nigerian marriage relations under the impact of current conditions and; family changes in the North (Britain) from a family perspective of the South (South Africa).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789171065612
Publisher:
Nordic Africa Institute, The
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
NAI Research Reports Series, #131
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Globalization, Africa, and African Family Pattern Göran Therborn

African Families in a Global Context Göran Therborn

Demographic Innovation and Nutritional Catastrophe: Change, Lack of Change and Difference in Ghanaian Family Systems Christine Oppong

Female (In)dependence and Male Dominance in Contemporary Nigerian Families Bola Udegbe

Globalization and Family Patterns: A View from South Africa Susan C. Ziehl

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