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

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Subjects: Families--Africa--Congresses
Social change--Africa--Congresses
Intergenerational relations--Africa--Congresses
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 1997
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: xxxii, 369 p., [6] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Illustrations
Foreword / Beatrice Whiting, John Whiting
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Crisis in the African Family / Candice Bradley, Thomas S. Weisner
1. Psychological and Institutional Defense Mechanisms in Times of Change / Joshua Akong'a 3
2. Support for Children and the African Family Crisis / Thomas S. Weisner 20
3. Morality and Change: Family Unity and Paternal Authority among Kipsigis and Abaluyia Elders and Students / Carolyn Pope Edwards 45
4. Gender, Status, and Values among Kikuyu and Appalachian Adolescents / Susan Abbott 86
5. HIV/AIDS Risks Factors and Changing Sexual Practices in Kenya / A. B. C. Ocholla-Ayayo 109
6. The Social and Cultural Contexts of Food Production in Uganda and Kenya / Michael A. Whyte 125
7. Malnutrition and Gender Relations in Western Kenya / Susan Reynolds Whyte, Priscilla Wanjiru Kariuki 135
8. The Discourse of Neglect: Family Support for the Elderly in Samia / Maria G. Cattell 157
9. Pronatalism and the Elderly in Tiriki, Kenya / Walter H. Sangree 184
10. Stigma, Role Overload, and Delocalization among Contemporary Kenyan Women / Philip L. Kilbride, Janet C. Kilbride 208
11. Why Fertility Is Going Down in Maragoli / Candice Bradley 227
12. Gender and Life-Course Strategies among the Gusii / N. Thomas Hakansson, Robert A. LeVine 253
13. Polygyny and Resource Allocation in the Lake Victoria Basin / Joseph W. Ssennyonga 268
14. Changing Women's Rights over Property in Western Kenya / Ruth Nasimiyu 283
15. Logoli Childhood and the Cultural Reproduction of Sex Differentiation / Robert L. Munroe, Ruth H. Munroe 299
16. Right Values and Good Fortune: Bukusu Responses to Ecological Opportunity / Jan J. de Wolf 317
17. Changing Roles in the Bukusu Family / Simiyu Wandibba 332
18. Modernization, Family Life, and Child Development in Kokwet / Charles M. Super, Sara Harkness 341
Index 355
About the Contributors 365
Additional Authors: Weisner, Thomas S., 1943-
Bradley, Candice
Kilbride, Philip Leroy
Notes: LCCN: 96045346
ISBN: 0897894731 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0897895193 (pbk.)
Based on papers from a conference held in Kakamega, Kenya, in August of 1992
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 35792298
ISBN/ISSN: 0897894731
0897895193