Parenthood and Social Reproduction: Fostering and Occupational Roles in West Africa

Parenthood and Social Reproduction: Fostering and Occupational Roles in West Africa

by Esther N. Goody
     
 

In this book Dr Goody provides an account of the rich variety of institutions, such as fostering, apprenticeship and wardship, which have developed in West Africa.See more details below

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In this book Dr Goody provides an account of the rich variety of institutions, such as fostering, apprenticeship and wardship, which have developed in West Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521040174
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series, #35
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. A framework for the analysis of parent roles; Part I. Parent Roles in Gonja: 2. Kinship fostering; 3. The Kpembe study; Part II. Parent Roles in West Africa: 4. The circulation of women and children in northern Ghana with Jack Goody; 5. Traditional states: responses to hierarchy and differentiation; 6. Contemporary patterns in southern Ghana; 7. Fostering contrasted; 8. Modern apprenticeship: response to differentiation; 9. Creole wardship: response to hierarchy; Part III. Beyond West Africa: 10. The quest for education with Christine Muir Groothues; 11. West African and West Indian immigrant families; 12. Parenthood and social reproduction; Appendix I: data from the Kpembe study; Appendix II: data on the southern Ghana surveys; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Index of authors.

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