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African women & the law : historical perspectives

Author: Margaret Jean Hay; Marcia Wright; Columbia University.
Publisher: [Boston] : Boston University, African Studies Center, ©1982.
Series: Boston University papers on Africa, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
African women & the law.
[Boston] : Boston University, African Studies Center, ©1982
(OCoLC)647652398
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Jean Hay; Marcia Wright; Columbia University.
OCLC Number: 8956594
Notes: Papers presented at a conference held at Columbia University in April 1979.
Description: xiv, 173 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The misfortunes of some --
the advantages of others : land sales by women in Sinnar / Jay Spaulding --
Women, property, and litigation among the Bagemder Amhara, 1750s to 1850s / Donald Crummey --
Justice, women, and the social order in Abercorn, northeastern Rhodesia, 1897-1903 / Marcia Wright --
Making customary law : men, women, and courts in colonial Northern Rhodesia / Martin Chanock --
The articulation of legal spheres / Sally Engle Merry --
Outside the courts : extra-legal strategies for subordinating women / Daisy Hilse Dwyer --
Women as owners, occupants, and managers of property in colonial western Kenya / Margaret Jean Hay --
Passes and bypasses : freedom of movement for African women under the Urban Areas Act of South Africa / Julia Wells --
Women's rights in law and practice : marriage and dispute settlement in colonial Lagos / Kristin Mann.
Series Title: Boston University papers on Africa, 7.
Other Titles: African women and the law
Responsibility: edited by Margaret Jean Hay and Marcia Wright.

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