Shifting circles of support : contextualising gender and kinship in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa / edited by Rajni Palriwala and Carla Risseeuw.
By: Palriwala, Rajni
Contributor(s): Risseeuw, CarlaLanguage: English Publisher: Delhi, London : Sage Publications, 1996.Description: 343p. : diagrs., map ; 22cm.ISBN: 8170365074
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Includes references.s - Papers from a conference "Changing gender and kinship in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia" at the University of Nairobi, 1993. - Contents: I, Changing marriage and kinship relations under colonialism. Marriage - from rule to rarity? Botswana / Francien van Driel; State formation and transformation in gender relations and kinship in colonial Sri Lanka / C. Risseeuw; Gender, kinship and the control of resources in colonial southern Ghana / D. Tsikata; Women's rights and the decline of matriliny in southern India / K. Saradamoni; II, Negotiating (in)security. Who gains from matriliny? Men, women and change on an Indian island / Leela Dube; Negotiating patriliny: northwest India / R. Parliwala; Women's position and fertility: the Asians in Kenya / Parveen W. Moloo; III, The articulation of legal systems and the family. Family rights in Kenya / K. Kibwana; State intervention in the family: child maintenance law in Botswana / A. Molokomme; Gender relations in the family: law and public policy in post-colonial Sri Lanka / S. Goonesekere.