Gender, Family and Work in Tanzania

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-02-01
  • Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co

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The essays in this volume explore the changing nature of family and gender relations in contemporary Tanzania. Particular attention is paid to the social construction of marriage and to the interplay of family life and gender relations with economic processes and forms of work. Many of the papers are based upon recent ethnographic and survey research; others provide a much needed historical perspective upon the change in family patterns and upon the ways in which gender and family relations are shaped by, and in turn help to shape, wider social institutions and processes.

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgements ix
Introduction: Family and gender relations in Tanzania-inequality, control and resistance 1(16)
Colin Creighton
C.K. Omari
Race, class and community in colonial Dar es Salaam: Tentative steps towards an understanding of urban society
John Campbell
Monogamy, polygyny, or the single state? Changes in marriage patterns in a Tanzanian coastal village, 1965-94
Pat Caplan
Kinship in the urban setting in Tanzania
Colin Creighton
Forest livelihoods: Beekeeping as men's work in Western Tanzania
Eleanor Fisher
Divided patriarchs in a labour migration economy: Contextualizing debate about family and gender in colonial Njombe
James L. Giblin
`My daughter ... belongs to the government now': Marriage, Maasai and the Tanzanian state
Dorothy L. Hodgson
Gender inequality, poverty and food insecurity in Tanzania
S.M. Kapunda
Democratisation of social relations at the household level: The participation of children and youth in Tanzania
Bertha Koda
Renovating the modern home: Gender, marriage and weddings among professionals in Dar es Salaam
Anne S. Lewinson
Born to be less equal: The predicament of the girl child in Tanzania
C.K. Omari
D.A.S. Mbilinyi
Two models of co-operation: Development institutions and market sellers in Tabora
Alison Tierney
Gender relations in a traditional irrigation scheme in Northern Tanzania
Els Upperman

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