Customary law

Haraka, haraka- : look before you leap

Medarbetare: Rwebangira, Magdalena K. | Liljeström, Rita
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1998
Ämnesord: Tanzania, East Africa, Sociology, Youth, Sexuality, Pregnancy, Marriage, Education, Family law, Customary law, Child welfare, Gender, Sociology, Sociologi
A compilation of nine studies from the Reproductive Health Study Group at the University of Dar es Salaam. They highlight the erosion of customary institutions that regulate procreation and express the meaning of gender and marriage. They show the failure of modern education to prepare the young for gendered adulthood. A central tenet of the work is that without an understanding of the dynamics of local customs and attitudes as well as their significance to the people who hold them, change initiated from without becomes ineffective and unsustainable.