States of marriage : gender, justice, and rights in colonial Mali / Emily S. Burrill.
- Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2015.
- New African histories series.
New African Histories
1 online resource (257 p.)
- Marriage -- Mali -- History -- 20th century.
Marriage -- Political aspects -- Mali -- History -- 20th century.
Marriage law -- Mali -- History -- 20th century.
Women's rights -- Mali -- History -- 20th century.
Mali -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Mali -- Colonial influence.
- Electronic books.
- States of Marriage shows how throughout the colonial period in French Sudan (present-day Mali) the institution of marriage played a central role in how the empire defined its colonial subjects as gendered persons with certain attendant rights and privileges. The book is a modern history of the ideological debates surrounding the meaning of marriage, as well as the associated legal and sociopolitical practices in colonial and postcolonial Mali. It is also the first to use declassified court records regarding colonialist attempts to classify and categorize traditional marriage conventions in th
- Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1: Locating Gendered Knowledgeand Authority in Sikasso at theTurn of the Century; 2: Contesting Slavery and Marriage in Early Colonial Sikasso; 3: Returned Soldiers and Runaway Wives; 4: Wealth in Women, Wealth in Men; 5: Defining the Limits and Bargains of Patriarchy; 6: Gender Justice and Marriage Legibility Projects in Late Colonial French Sudan; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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