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Urban dreams: transformations of family life in Burkina Faso. Claudia Roth


Urban dreams: transformations of family life in Burkina Faso. Claudia Roth. Edited by: De Jong, Willemijn; Perlik, Manfred; Steuer, Noemi; Znoj, Heinzpeter (2018). Oxford, New York: Berghahn.

Abstract

Claudia Roth's work on Bobo-Dioulasso, a city of half a million residents in Burkina Faso, provides uniquely detailed insight into the evolving life-world of a West African urban population in one of the poorest countries in the world. Closely documenting the livelihood strategies of members of various neighbourhoods, Roth’s work calls into question established notions of “the African family” as a solidary network, documents changing marriage and kinship relations under the impact of a persistent economic crisis, and explores the increasingly precarious social status of young women and men

Abstract

Claudia Roth's work on Bobo-Dioulasso, a city of half a million residents in Burkina Faso, provides uniquely detailed insight into the evolving life-world of a West African urban population in one of the poorest countries in the world. Closely documenting the livelihood strategies of members of various neighbourhoods, Roth’s work calls into question established notions of “the African family” as a solidary network, documents changing marriage and kinship relations under the impact of a persistent economic crisis, and explores the increasingly precarious social status of young women and men

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
Uncontrolled Keywords:General Anthropology, Sociology, Urban Studies
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:04 Mar 2019 15:51
Last Modified:25 Sep 2019 00:19
Publisher:Berghahn
Number of Pages:208
ISBN:978-1-78533-376-7
OA Status:Closed
Official URL:https://berghahnbooks.com/title/RothUrban

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