Rural women

The women's question and the modes of human reproduction : an analysis of a Tanzanian village

Upphovsperson: Vuorela, Ulla
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1987
Ämnesord: Kwere, Msoga, Tanzania, East Africa, Women, Rural women, Reproduction, Anthropology, Social and cultural anthropology, Social anthropology/ethnography, Socialantrolopologi/etnografi
In whose interest is it to produce children? What is the linkage between reproductive relations and the position of women in society? Is it possible to have a universal theory to deal with the women's question in any historical situation? These and other issues are examined in the study written by Ulla Vuorela who has done extensive fieldwork in a Tanzanian village. Her courageous theory and its pertinent application in a village study open the reader's eyes to new insights into the women's question in the wider context of development issues. In this book, traditions are linked with essential problems of our time, with the overall economic crisis and its effect on women and men and the problems of human reproduction.