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Widows in African societies : choices and constraints

Author: Betty Potash; American Anthropological Association.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although widows constitute a quarter of the adult female population in many African societies, they have not been the focus of detailed, cross-cultural research. This is a comparative anthropological  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Betty Potash; American Anthropological Association.
ISBN: 0804712999 9780804712996
OCLC Number: 12724611
Notes: "Symposium on African Widowhood held during the 1980 meetings of the American Anthropological Association"--Preface.
Description: xxii, 309 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Widows in Africa : an introduction / Betty Potash (43 p.). --
Wives of the grave : widows in a rural Luo community / Betty Potash (22 p.). --
Nandi widows / Regina Smith Oboler (18 p.). --
Some East African widows / Christine Obbo (23 p.). --
Widows and divorced women in Swahili society / Pamela Landberg (24 p.). --
Widows in Hausa society : ritual phase or social status? / Enid Schildkrout (22 p.). --
Will she or won't she? Choice and Dukawa widows / Frank A Salamone (22 p.). --
Where to live? : widows' choices among the Rukuba / Jean-Claude Muller (18 p.). --
Beti widow inheritance and marriage law : a social history / Jane I Guyer (27 p.). --
Widow among the matrilineal Akan of southern Ghana / Dorothy Dee Vellenga (21 p.). --
Contradictions, constraints, and choices : widow remarriage among the Baule of Ivory Coast / Mona Etienne (44 p.).
Responsibility: edited by Betty Potash.

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