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Title:Technology, Marriage and Women's Work in the History of Maize-Growers in Mazabuka, Zambia: A Reconnaissance
Author:Wright, Marcia
Year:1983
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Studies
Volume:10
Issue:1
Period:October
Pages:71-85
Language:English
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:farmers
marriage
women's work
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Women's Issues
Bibliography/Research
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/2636817
Abstract:This paper concerns the ways in which marriage patterns and command of capital resources, agricultural implements in particular, have been linked in Mazabuka, southern Zambia, where the polygynous nuclear family has emerged as a manifestation of successful commercial farming. The aim is essentially historical: to retrieve something of the situation of family and production in the early years of the twentieth century; to follow the rise of paternal power as it won out in a struggle for accumulation, at the expense of matrilineal claims; and to see how this power has been strengthened by the unwaged labour of wives. It is both a reconnaissance and a call for more research. Notes.
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