Marriage in Maradi
Title Details

288 Pages

22.7 x 14.2 cm

6 b/w, 8 line illus.

Series: Social History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey

Marriage in Maradi

Gender and Culture in a Hausa Society in Niger, 1900-89

by Barbara Reul and Barbara M Cooper

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A gendered social history of marriage.

This work explores how both men and women adapted, negotiated and contested their rights and duties in marriage during a period of socio-political upheaval in 20th-century Niger, a period which saw the advent and demise of colonial rule, the abolition of slavery and the rise of Islam.
"Although this book is crammed with information it is so well written that its information is accessible. Not only is it interesting, but it is relevant to a wide range of broader issues in gender/women's studies, anthropology and social history so that I was left with questions to ask of my own research and much pertinent comparative material. The book will be useful to senior undergraduates and researchers in Africa as well as to those interested more broadly in gender studies and in the lives of women in Islamic societies. -" Lynn Brydon, AFRICAN AFFAIRS
"...Cooper is breaking new ground. -" Liz Dimock, AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW
"... Cooper's detailed gendered social history of marriage among the Hausa of Niger adds in immeasurable fashion to the understanding of this institution in contemporary Africa. Cooper (New York University) manages this result by weaving together a long-term perspective with rich ethnographic detail from the present and sophisticated social analysis. -" W. Arens, CHOICE
"This is an excellent book - theoretically sophisticated, meticulously researched and elegantly written. -" Edna Bay, JOURNAL OF AFRICAN MEDICINE
"...outstanding study." Margaret Snyder, CHOICE

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9780852556276

July 1997

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Title Details

288 Pages

2.27 x 1.42 cm

6 b/w, 8 line illus.

Series: Social History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey