Dominant Male Ideology and Female Options: Three East African Case Studies

Aim of the essay is to highlight gaps in existing knowledge of African women and bring to light new queries. Attention is given to the strategies employed by women to maximise their benefits in society. The focus is on the institutions of women-to-women marriage and the matrifocal family. Three case studies are presented (women-to-women marriage among the Kamba – independent women among the Ganda – single unskilled female urban migrants in Namuwongo Wabigalo-Kampala), followed by comments. Notes, ref., rsum en franais.

Title: Dominant Male Ideology and Female Options: Three East African Case Studies
Author: Obbo, Christine
Year: 1976
Periodical: Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume: 46
Issue: 4
Pages: 371-389
Language: English
Geographic terms: Uganda
Kenya
External links: https://www.jstor.org/stable/1159300
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Abstract: Aim of the essay is to highlight gaps in existing knowledge of African women and bring to light new queries. Attention is given to the strategies employed by women to maximise their benefits in society. The focus is on the institutions of women-to-women marriage and the matrifocal family. Three case studies are presented (women-to-women marriage among the Kamba – independent women among the Ganda – single unskilled female urban migrants in Namuwongo Wabigalo-Kampala), followed by comments. Notes, ref., rsum en franais.