African Families and the Crisis of Social Change

By Thomas S. Weisner; Candice Bradley et al. | Go to book overview

African Families and the Crisis of Social Change

Edited by Thomas S. Weisner, Candice Bradley, and Philip L. Kilbride

In collaboration with A.B.C. Ocholla-Ayayo, Joshua Akong'a, and Simiyu Wandibba

BERGIN & GARVEY Westport, Connecticut · London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Foreword xiii
  • References xvi
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Introduction: Crisis in the African Family xix
  • Note xxxi
  • References xxxi
  • Human Development, Values, and Family Change 1
  • 1: Psychological and Institutional Defense Mechanisms in Times of Change 3
  • Conclusion 17
  • References 18
  • 2: Support for Children and the African Family Crisis 20
  • Conclusion 38
  • References 41
  • Conclusion 82
  • Note 83
  • References 84
  • 4: Gender, Status, and Values among Kikuyu and Appalachian Adolescents 86
  • Notes 103
  • References 104
  • HEALTH 107
  • 5: HIV/AIDS Risk Factors and Changing Sexual Practices in Kenya 109
  • Conclusion 121
  • Notes 121
  • References 121
  • 6: The Social and Cultural Contexts of Food Production in Uganda and Kenya 125
  • 7: Malnutrition and Gender Relations in Western Kenya 135
  • Conclusion 149
  • Notes 151
  • References 151
  • AGING 155
  • 8: The Discourse of Neglect: Family Support for the Elderly in Samia 157
  • References 177
  • 9: Pronatalism and the Elderly in Tiriki, Kenya 184
  • Conclusions 204
  • Note 205
  • References 206
  • 10: Stigma, Role Overload, and Delocalization among Contemporary Kenyan Women 208
  • Conclusion: Theoretical 217
  • Conclusion: Practical 219
  • Conclusion: Practical 221
  • Gender and Reproduction 225
  • 11: Why Fertility Is Going Down in Maragoli 227
  • Notes 248
  • References 249
  • 12: Gender and Life-Course Strategies among the Gusii 253
  • Conclusion 264
  • Notes 265
  • 13: Polygyny and Resource Allocation in the Lake Victoria Basin 268
  • Conclusion 280
  • References 281
  • 14: Changing Women's Rights over Property in Western Kenya 283
  • Conclusion 295
  • References 297
  • 15: Logoli Childhood and the Cultural Reproduction of Sex Differentiation 299
  • Culture, Family, and Economy 315
  • 16: Right Values and Good Fortune: Bukusu Responses to Ecological Opportunity 317
  • Conclusion 329
  • References 330
  • 17: Changing Roles in the Bukusu Family 332
  • Conclusion 338
  • References 339
  • 18: Modernization, Family Life, and Child Development in Kokwet 341
  • Conclusion 350
  • Notes 351
  • Notes 352
  • Index 355
  • About the Contributors 365
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