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Bridewealth, women, and land

social change among the Gusii of Kenya

by Thomas HaМЉkansson

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Published by [Uppsala University], Distributed by Almqvist & Wiksell International in Uppsala, Stockholm, Sweden .
Written in English

  • Kenya
    • Subjects:
    • Women, Gusii -- Social conditions.,
    • Women, Gusii -- Economic conditions.,
    • Bride price -- Kenya -- History.,
    • Gusii (African people) -- Marriage customs and rites.,
    • Gusii (African people) -- History.,
    • Gusii (African people) -- Economic conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementThomas Håkansson.
      SeriesActa Universitatis Upsaliensis., 10
      LC ClassificationsDT433.545.G86 H35 1988
      The Physical Object
      Pagination237 p. :
      Number of Pages237
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1603996M
      ISBN 109155421903
      LC Control Number91140502

      Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity (in-laws and other family through marriage). [1] The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and .

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Bridewealth, Women, and Land: Social Change Among the Gusii of Kenya (Uppsala Studies in Cultural Anthropology) [Hakansson, Thomas] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bridewealth, Women, and Land: Social Change Among the Gusii of Kenya (Uppsala Studies in Cultural Anthropology)Cited by: Get this from a library.

Bridewealth, women, and land: social change among the Gusii of Kenya. [Thomas Håkansson]. Bibliography of africa Count: Bridewealth Project Africa Bibliography "L'option de la voie juridique".

Conflits portant sur le mariage, le divorce et les rapports sexuels en dehors du mariage dans les tribunaux coloniaux de And land book, Gabon From inside the book.

What people Other editions - View all. Bridewealth, Women and Land: Social Change Among the Gusii of Kenya Thomas Håkansson Snippet view - Common terms and phrases. agnatic agricultural areas aspects of bridewealth Bager bride brideprice bridewealth negotiations bridewealth payment bridewealth transactions.

Women and the Land takes a look at more than twenty-five women who are impacting Iowa's farmland. Some of them have inherited rural property and are managing the agriculture practices from afar.

Some are working the land directly, providing food to the and land book. Some are working in tandem with their husbands, fathers, sisters, daughters.5/5(6). Welcome to Bridewealth in the World, an online database designed to unite resources concerning the practice of bridewealth in the world.

In view of the research project we are currently conducting on bridewealth in Solomon Islands, we put an emphasis on manifestations of the practice in the Pacific and in the Solomon Islands. Bridewealth, payment made by a groom or his kin to the kin of the bride in order to ratify a marriage.

In such cultures, a marriage is not reckoned to have ended until the return of bridewealth has been acknowledged, signifying divorce.

The payment of bridewealth is most often a matter of social. Bridewealth and dowry have certain obvious similarities in that they both involve the transmission of property at marriage, the usual interpretation suggesting that what distinguishes them is the direction in which the property travels - in the case of bridewealth, from the husband and his kin to the wife and her kin, and in the case of dowry, vice versa.

Bride price, bridewealth, or bride token, is money, property, or other form of wealth paid by a groom or his family to the family of the woman he will be married to or is just about to marry. Bride price can be compared to dowry, which is paid to the groom, or used by the bride to help establish the new household, and dower, which is property settled on the Bridewealth herself by the groom at.

PDF | On Jan 1,N. Thomas Hakansson and others published Bridewealth, Women and Land: Social Change among the Gusii of Kenya | Find. Women of the Land is an account of eight women who live and work in rural Australia.

These women, choose to run their own farms, some raise cattle or sheep, others grow fruit or crop, in isolated areas of Australia/5. Among our sample of women who were married or had been married, % negotiated bridewealth and % stated that the bridewealth negotiations caused tension in the marriage.

However, only % of those who had negotiated bridewealth stated that a full payment had been made with % stating that a partial payment had been made and % Cited by: 8. Bridewealth and dowry have certain obvious similarities in that they both involve the transmission of property at marriage, the usual interpretation suggesting that what distinguishes them is the direction in which the property travels - in the case of bridewealth, from the husband and his kin to the wife and her kin, and in the case of dowry, vice : Bridewealth and polygyny were the two most widely discussed features of African mar-riage among early missionaries and colonial administrators in Africa (Phillips ).

Both groups saw bridewealth and polygyny as instruments of male domination and sym-bols of women's inferior status. Of the two elements, bridewealth received more attention. Environment, Bridewealth, and Family Structure in Eastern Africa: A Comparative Study of House Property Systems Article (PDF Available) in Ethnology April with 70 Reads.

Define bridewealth. bridewealth synonyms, bridewealth pronunciation, bridewealth translation, English dictionary definition of bridewealth. n another term for bride price Divorces triggered by women, however, never imply the restitution of bridewealth (5) (either total or partial) exchange and patrilineal inheritance of land (Makila.

Bridewealth and Dowry (Cambridge Papers in Social Anthropology) by Goody, Jack and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Bridewealth and Dowry Cambridge Papers in Social Anthropology by Goody, Jack - AbeBooks. Women and men have differential status based on their distribution and exchange of resources.

Women's status is higher in societies where they do not have any domestic duties and work, instead, outside of the home. Women's lowered status is due to the private/public dichotomy.

4) noticed that for some parents it was a way of getting money. Shorter (, p. 90) summed it up saying that: “Bridewealth is not a bride-price. Women are not bought and sold, though bridewealth may come close to this as a result of the introduction of money, and the bridegroom being assessed according to his capacity to pay”.

A dowry is a transfer of parental property, gifts, or money at the marriage of a daughter (bride). Dowry contrasts with the related concepts of bride price and bride price or bride service is a payment by the groom or his family to the bride's parents, dowry is the wealth transferred from the bride's family to the groom or his family, ostensibly for the bride.

Bridewealth and Dowry by Jack Goody,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(6). By Shawn Gill Bridewealth marriage is a social structure that has had in the past and continues to have an intrinsic role in many African and Melanesian societies. According to Wardlow, bridewealth marriage “ensure(s) the continuous reproduction of Huli clans, gender relations, means of managing land tenure, and a sense of socio-historical continuity,” (Wardlow ).

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Ahmed also finds tenderness at the tattered edges of extremism, and a life-changing pilgrimage back to her Muslim faith."/5. The specific objectives of this RISD study were to establish the main forces influencing women s access to and control over land, to understand how ordinary citizens as well as decision-makers (such as government authorities) at the local and national level conceive of women s land rights and to delineate the vectors that protect or guarantee.

The problems with industrialized agriculture are discussed in the book and include dangerous chemicals, weather susceptibility, large amounts of energy, and health risks. Bridewealth is prevalent in many African societies and parts of the Middle East and frequently means that the groom's family gives cattle, cash, or other goods to the.

In this article I raise some questions about the nature of value, largely as these arise from a situation in which the implicit value of the brother-sister relationship is foregrounded and questioned as a challenge to the dignity of Papua New Guinean women living in North Queensland, Australia.

In analyses of several case studies of how husbands and wives Cited by: 1. From "the Sense of their Slavery": Slave Women and Resistance in Antigua, –—David Barry Gaspar Slave Women and Resistance in the French Caribbean—Bernard Moitt Slave and Free Colored Women in Saint Domingue—David P.

Geggus Economic Roles of the Free Women of Color of Cap Francais—Susan M. Pages: Women's Worth: A Western Misconception Caroline Jones Abstract: Focusing on gender relations and dominance within the Gusii of Kenya, Tombema, Kaihsienkung, and India cultures this paper will focus on bridewealth and dowry, specifically what it means in terms of "women's value" or status within these cultural groups.

With the changing pattern of bridewealth payments, women's access to land and other resources has become precarious. Both in interviews and in less formal interchanges, women constantly expressed stress, fear, and dissatisfaction with their situation in non-bridewealth unions (Hakanssonsee also S.

LeVine ). Predominantly agro-pastoralists, prior to displacement they relied on cattle herding, land cultivation and fishing and, to some extent, trade. The life of Nuer and Dinka men and women was closely associated with the care, protection and exchange of cattle, with cattle used in bridewealth payments.

In Oelua, adat laws exist in relation to marriage proposals and bridewealth payments, elopement, pregnancy outside of wedlock, divorce, crops destroyed by livestock, stealing of livestock, quarrelling and fighting, slander, deception, provocateurs who cause public disturbances, destruction of land and forest, drinking and gambling, failing to join a mutual aid (gotong.

Weddings and Marriage Traditions in Ancient Israel by Tracy M. Lemos Marriage in ancient Israel was very different from marriage today.

Although there is a great deal we do not know about Israelite marriage, the biblical texts that speak about it tell us that many Israelite marriage customs were unlike those of modern western societies.

Bridewealth, by contrast, often represents a higher value placed on women and their ability to work and produce children. Bridewealth is an exchange of valuables given from a man’s family to the family of his new wife. Bridewealth is common in pastoralist societies in which people make their living by raising domesticated : Nina Brown, Thomas McIlwraith, Laura Tubelle de González.

General Overviews. The sources listed in this section offer general overviews of the impact of colonialism on African women. Berger is a concise summary, while articles in Allman, et al. and Hodgson and McCurdy provide a range of research on the colonial era.

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The National Academies Press. doi: / T. Bridewealth, Women and Land. Social Change Among the Gush of Kenya. Bridewealth and dowry have certain obvious similarities in that they both involve the transmission of property at marriage, the usual interpretation suggesting that what distinguishes them is the direction in which the property travels - in the case of bridewealth, from the husband and his kin to the wife and her kin, and in the case of dowry, vice ed on: Decem The first European observers of bride wealth arrangements concluded that it constituted an actual purchase of wife akin to buying a slave.

The general anthropological interpretation is that the actual funds transferred are less significant as economic inducements or assets than as counters in a social exchange system that binds the bride's and groom's families together in the course.

The Epics are stories, but carry precepts of dharma embedded them, suggesting perceived notions about women in Hinduism at the time the Epics were composed.

The Mahabharata, in Book 1, for example, states, No man, even in anger, should ever do anything that is disagreeable to his wife; for happiness, joy, virtue and everything depend on the wife. profi t from receiving bridewealth for her ().

With Huli society’s increas-ing reliance on cash and many women treated like market goods when their kin seek huge bridewealth payments for them, the traditional bridewealth system and the meaning of women in it have changed in ways that cause some women “to repudiate the system.

Bridewealth definition, (in some nonindustrial societies) the money or goods given to the family of a bride by the bridegroom or his family. See more.As in her earlier book, she attacks the status of African women, whom she regards as "property," like land (p.

), from the time they are pledged in marriage (p. 18). Dowry or bridewealth means that women are slaves: "If you have a price on a woman's head, by whatever name.This video is an audible book review of The Church of Women by Dorothy Hodgson.

This book was referenced in the blog post and is extremely helpful in understanding the Massai case and, even broader, interactions between Africans and missionaries. This review is a brief overview of the book information; it helps to illuminate the Maasai case.