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African families in a global context

Upphovsperson: Therborn, Göran
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2006
Språk: eng
Relation: Research report, 1104-8425 ; 131
Ämnesord: Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, demographic change, family, family structure, gender roles, social problems, Sociology, Sociologi
Identifikator: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-128
Identifikator: urn:isbn:91-7106-562-8
Identifikator: urn:isbn:91-7106-561-X (print)
Rättigheter: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
The family is one of the most important institutions of African societies. Where is it going today? How is it affected by global processes, cultural and political as well as economic? How does it compare with family developments in other parts of the world? These are questions, which this report addresses. It deals with – the African family in a comparative global context, focusing on patriarchy, sexuality and marriage, and fertility;– biological and social reproduction in Ghana under conditions of globalization and structural adjustment;– Nigerian marriage relations under the impact of current conditions;– family changes in the North (Britain) viewed from and compared with a family perspective from the South (South Africa).