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DERAP Working Paper | 1990

Dowry and bridewealth presentations in rural Bangladesh: Commodities, gifts and hybrid forms?

This study investigates marriage presentations of Bengali Muslims, Rajbansis and aboriginal Oraons on the basis of a comprehensive review of theories of marriage in general and marriage presentations in particular....
Tone Bleie (1990)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (DERAP Working Paper D 1990: 10) 165 p.
DERAP Working Paper | 1990

Prostitute as metaphor in gender construction; a Gambian setting

The empirical base of the paper is a Gambian multiethnic urban context. It is discussed how the label prostitute seems to be used as a metaphor for improper handling of...
Heidi Skramstad (1990)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (DERAP Working Paper D 1990:11) 25 p.
DERAP Working Paper | 1990

Moving with tradition: The politics of marriage amongst the Toka of Zambia

"Tradition" has neither been static or blissful, nor are colonial powers to be blamed entirely for its "decline". The historical analyses of the marriage "traditions" of the Toka from the...
Gisela Geisler (1990)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (DERAP Working Paper D 1990: 14) 24 p.
CMI Report | 1985

Rural Development and the Role of Power Relations: A Case Study on Flood-Plain Agriculture in Northwestern Botswana

Inge Tvedten (1985)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (DERAP Publications R 195)