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Marriage in Maradi : gender and culture in a Hausa society in Niger, 1900-1989

Author: Barbara MacGowan Cooper
Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann ; Oxford : J. Currey, ©1997.
Series: Social history of Africa.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work explores how both men and women adapted, negotiated and contested their rights and duties in marriage during a period of socio-political upheaval in 20th-century Niger, a period which saw  Read more...

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Cooper, Barbara MacGowan.
Marriage in Maradi.
Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann ; Oxford : J. Currey, ©1997
(OCoLC)656202438
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara MacGowan Cooper
ISBN: 0435074148 9780435074142 043507413X 9780435074135 0852556772 9780852556771 0852556276 9780852556276
OCLC Number: 36260390
Description: 1, 228 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Unpredictable Interventions: Emancipating Slaves and Regulating Marriage --
2. Mediating Marriage: State Intrusion and Local Dispute Settlement --
3. Ambiguities of Dependency: Negotiating Land and Labor in a Shifting Agricultural Economy --
4. From Migrant to Mai Gida --
5. Women's Worth and Wedding Gift Exchange --
6. Wealth and Learning: Discourses on Prosperity and Domesticity --
7. Coping with Conflicting Models: Nurturing Ties, Maintaining Ambiguity, and Opting Out --
8. Of "Prostitutes," the Public, and Politics.
Series Title: Social history of Africa.
Responsibility: Barbara M. Cooper.
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