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Author Burrill, Emily, author

Title States of marriage : gender, justice, and rights in colonial Mali / Emily S. Burrill
Published Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series New African histories
New African histories series.
Contents Introduction: States of marriage in colonial West Africa -- Locating gendered knowledge and authority in Sikasso at the turn of the century -- Contesting slavery and marriage in early colonial Sikasso -- Returned soldiers and runaway wives : defining the African family in the French Sudan, 1912/30 -- Wealth in women, wealth in men : the global depression of the 1930s, competing labor obligations, and the Mandel Decree -- Defining the limits and bargains of patriarchy : narratives of domestic violence -- Gender justice and the marriage legibility projects of late colonial French Sudan -- Conclusion: "There are always laws that are not practiced"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Marriage law -- Mali -- History -- 20th century.
Marriage -- Political aspects -- Mali -- History -- 20th century.
Marriage -- Mali -- History -- 20th century.
Women's rights -- Mali -- History -- 20th century.
Mali -- Colonial influence.
Mali -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0821445146 (electronic bk)
9780821445143 (electronic bk)