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Author Pauli, Julia, author.

Title The Decline of Marriage in Namibia : Kinship and Social Class in a Rural Community / Julia Pauli
Published Bielefeld : Transcript-Verlag, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Culture and social practice
Kultur und soziale Praxis.
Contents Frontmatter -- Content -- List of tables -- List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- PART I -- Fransfontein fieldwork -- History through biography -- Postapartheid livelihoods -- PART II -- Contemporary Fransfontein marriages -- From decline to distinction -- PART III -- Forming families -- Intimacy outside marriage -- Conclusion -- Reference list
Summary In Southern Africa, marriage used to be widespread and common. However, over the past decades marriage rates have declined significantly. Julia Pauli explores the meaning of marriage when only few marry. Although marriage rates have dropped sharply, the value of weddings and marriages has not. To marry has become an indicator of upper-class status that less affluent people aspire to. Using the appropriation of marriage by a rural Namibian elite as a case study, the book tells the entwined stories of class formation and marriage decline in post-apartheid Namibia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-296)
Notes In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jan 2019)
Subject Kinship -- Namibia
Marriage -- Social aspects -- Namibia
Social classes -- Namibia
Marriage -- Social aspects.
Social classes.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3837643034