The Decline of Marriage in Namibia

Kinship and Social Class in a Rural Community

In Southern Africa, marriage used to be widespread and common. However, over the past decades marriage rates have declined significantly. Julia Pauli explores the meaning of marriage when only few marry. Although marriage rates have dropped sharply, the value of weddings and marriages has not. To marry has become an indicator of upper-class status that less affluent people aspire to. Using the appropriation of marriage by a rural Namibian elite as a case study, the book tells the entwined stories of class formation and marriage decline in post-apartheid Namibia.

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2019-01-23, 296 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-4303-3
File size: 7.57 MB

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Author(s)
Julia Pauli
Book title
The Decline of Marriage in Namibia Kinship and Social Class in a Rural Community
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
296
Features
4 SW-Abbildungen, 14 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-4303-3
DOI
Commodity Group
1752
BIC-Code
JHMC HBTR HBJH
BISAC-Code
SOC002010 POL045000 HIS010000
THEMA-Code
JHMC NHTR NHH
Release date
2019-01-23
Topics
Postkolonialismus, Soziale Ungleichheit, Familie
Readership
Social and Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Demography
Keywords/Tags
Marriage, Namibia, Elites, Consumption, Kinship, Class, Family, Social Inequality, Postcolonialism, Ethnology, African History, Africa

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