States of marriage : gender, justice, and rights in colonial Mali / Emily S. Burrill.
Athens : Ohio University Press, 
xiv, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
New African histories series.
Formatted Contents Note
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, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215 -232) and index.
KST54.2 .B87 2015
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