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Title Domestic violence and the law in colonial and postcolonial Africa / edited by Emily Burrill, Richard Roberts, and Elizabeth Thornberry

Publ Info Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  HV6626.23.A35 D66 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript [x], 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Series New African histories series
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-294) and index
Contents Introduction : Domestic violence and the law in Africa / Emily Burrill, Richard Roberts, and Elizabeth Thornberry -- Domestic violence, colonial courts, and the end of slavery in French Soudan, 1905-12 / Emily Burrill and Richard Roberts -- Domestic violence and child circulation in the Southeastern Gold Coast, 1905-28 / Cati Coe -- Continuum of gendered violence : the colonial invention of female desertion as a customary criminal offense, French Soudan, 1900-1949 / Marie Rodet -- Violated domesticity in Italian East Africa, 1937-40 / Martina Salvante -- Sex, violence, and family in South Africa's Eastern Cape / Elizabeth Thornberry -- Child marriage and domestic violence : Islamic and colonial discourses on gender relations and female status in Zanzibar, 1900-1950s / Elke E. Stockreiter -- Fatal families : narratives of spousal killing and domestic violence in murder trials in Kenya and Nyasaland, c. 1930-56 / Stacey Hynd -- Domestic dramas and occult acts : witchcraft and violence in the arena of the intimate / Katherine Luongo -- "I killed her because she disobeyed me in wearing this new hairstyle..." : gender-based violence, laws, and impunity in Senegal / Codou Bop -- The logics of controversy : gender violence as a site of frictions in Ghanaian advocacy / Saida Hodi -- Constructing law, contesting violence : the Senegalese family code and narratives of domestic abuse / Scott London -- Domestic violence as a human rights violation : the challenges of a regional human rights approach in Africa / Benedetta Faedi -- Afterword : Finding gendered justice in the age of human rights / Pamela Scully
LC subject Family violence -- Africa -- History
Family violence -- Law and legislation -- Africa -- History
Justice, Administration of -- Africa -- History
Colonies -- Africa -- History
Add Author Burrill, Emily
Roberts, Richard L., 1949-
Thornberry, Elizabeth
ISBN 9780821419281 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0821419285 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780821419298 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0821419293 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780821443453 (e-book)
0821443453 (e-book)