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Title Child fostering in West Africa : new perspectives on theory and practices / edited by Erdmute Alber, Jeannett Martin and Catrien Notermans
Published Boston : Brill, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series Africa-Europe group for interdisciplinary studies ; v. 9
African-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (Series) ; v. 9
Contents Introduction / Erdmute Alber, Jeannett Martin and Catrien Notermans -- A framework for the analysis of parent roles / Esther Goody -- Adoption, fosterage and marriage / Suzanne Lallemand -- The transfer of belonging: theories on child fostering in West Africa reviewed / Erdmute Alber -- Experiencing father's kin and mother's kin: kinship norms and practices from the perspective of foster children in northern Benin / Jeannett Martin -- Relating affiliation and descent: brothers' daughters as co-wives among the Bulsa in northern Ghana / Barbara Meier -- Children coming and going: fostering and lifetime mobility in east Cameroon / Catrien Notermans -- The promises of shared motherhood and the perils of detachment: a comparison of local and transnational child fostering in Cape Verde / Heike Drotbohm -- Disputes over transfers of belonging in the Gold coast in the 1870s: fosterage or debt pawning? / Cati Coe -- Child adoption and foster care in the context of legal pluralism: case studies from Ghana / Ulrike Wanitzek
Summary Child fostering in West Africa connects classical and new kinship theory and offers ethnographic studies on a mobile and creative kinship practice
Notes Includes index
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Subject Foster children -- Care -- Africa, West.
Foster home care -- Africa, West.
Foster parents -- Africa, West.
Form Electronic book
Author Alber, Erdmute.
Martin, Jeannett, 1968-
Notermans, Catrien, 1966-
ISBN 9004250611 (electronic bk.)
9789004250611 (electronic bk.)