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Mediating means and fate : a socio-political analysis of fertility and demographic change in Bamako, Mali

Author: Saskia M A A Brand
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2001.
Series: African social studies series, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This ethnography of fertility provides a fascinating contribution to the debate on population growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. The thorough analysis of the rapidly changing urban environment illuminates  Read more...

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Brand, Saskia M.A.A.
Mediating means and fate.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2001
(OCoLC)654277075
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saskia M A A Brand
ISBN: 9004120335 9789004120334
OCLC Number: 45388807
Description: xviii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Contextualizing Fertility --
The Issue of Population --
Towards a Whole Demography --
Mande Social Structures and Gendered Personhood --
Gendered personhood --
A Practice Approach --
Means and Fate --
Layout of the Book --
Bamako and its Inhabitants --
Growth of the city --
Migration --
Socio-economic Developments --
Adolescence --
Work and Livelihood --
Housing and Living Arrangements --
Infrastructures for Health and Family Planning --
The Field of Social Relations --
Marriage and Conjugal Relations --
Contracting a Marriage --
Partner choice --
The promise of marriage --
Tying up the marriage --
The civil procedure --
The Final Stage: konyo so --
Change: a Dynamic Procedure --
More Change: Generations at stake --
Conjugal Relations --
Women Without Husbands: Choice or Force Majeure? --
Cases --
The Dissolution of Marriage: Procedures --
Meanings and Effects of the Single Status --
Strategies and Future Perspectives --
Hidden Ways and Words of Women --
Coalitions and Competition --
Conflict Management --
Agency and the Supernatural --
The Field of Fertility --
Pregnancy and Delivery --
Pregnant with Insecurity --
The Delivery --
Post Partum Rituals --
Protection --
The name-giving ceremony --
After the naming --
Untimely Deaths --
Frequency and medical causes --
Perceptions of illness and loss --
Single Mothers --
Cases --
Romantically Involved? --
How it Happened --
Reactions --
Where are the fathers? --
Social blemish and legal consequences --
Coping --
The Politics and Practice of Fertility Regulation.
Series Title: African social studies series, v. 1.
Responsibility: by Saskia Brand.

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