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Family and marriage in some African and Asiatic countries

Family and marriage in some African and Asiatic countries

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Published by Cairo Demographic Centre in Cairo .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by S.A. Huzayyin and G.T. Acsadi.
SeriesResearch monograph series / Cairo Demographic Centre -- 6
ContributionsHuzayyin, S. A., Acsadi, G. T., Cairo Demographic Centre.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14184212M

Marriage takes many forms in Africa. Throughout the continent, the diversity of systems reflects the traditions, religions, and economic circumstances of a wide variety of distinct c laws and customs have shaped the institution of marriage in North Africa and in some nations of western and eastern Africa. In recent years, modern life, industry, and cities have brought changes to. Child marriage is a marriage or similar union, formal or informal, between an adult and a child under a certain age, typically age eighteen. The child can be a girl or a boy, but the large majority of child marriages are between a girl and a man, and are rooted in gender inequality. Although the age of majority (legal adulthood) and marriageable age are usually designated at both vary.

Family is cherished within the African American community in this country. Due to turbulent historical events from slavery to racial segregation, family bonds in this culture are very strong. These events have tested family bonds throughout African American history, changing the family make-up by causing these families to become more. The Process of Marriage in African Societies: A Multiple Indicator Approach DOMINIQUE MEEKERS IN CONTRAST TO THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY as a discrete event in Western societies, African marriage is a complex institution that generally proceeds by stages, most of which are characterized by the performance of prescribed rites.

Get this from a library! African American relationships, marriages, and families: an introduction. [Patricia Dixon] -- "African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families, Second Edition is a historically and culturally centered research based-text designed for use in . A wedding is a ceremony where two people are united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of marriage vows by a couple, presentation of a gift (offering, rings, symbolic item, flowers, money, dress), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Family and marriage in some African and Asiatic countries. Cairo: [Cairo Demographic Centre], (OCoLC) African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families, Second Edition is a historically and culturally centered research-based text designed for use in undergraduate, graduate, and community-based courses on African American relationships, marriages, and families.

Complete with numerous exercises, this volume can be used by current and future helping professionals to guide singles and Cited by:   Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month Sociology of Marriage & Family of o results for Books: Politics & Social Sciences: Sociology: Marriage & Family.

When researching deeper into the issue of forced marriages and their details, I revealed why in Asian and African countries mostly children are vulnerable towards the forced marriages (Mohamed ). Specifically in the countries of Africa, serious family decisions are carried out by senior family.

In traditional societies in most sub Saharan African countries, there is a high value accorded to marriage; this has been marked by the practice of early marriages and childbearing which in most cases continues till the end of productivity age.

At marriage women tend to have lowerFile Size: KB. The African countries are being barraged concretely by western ideas on sex, marriage and the family.

Many factors would seem to guarantee the eventual acceptance of these ideas - western prestige, western know-how, western technology, western methods of diffusion - and yet this is an area where traditional ideas and values are deeply rooted, stand in sharp contrast to western ways, and will not.

An African Story: The Wedding. Some ceremonies are very old and some are not. Most of the old ones are still used today. In the past, what was strictly adhered to was that the bride had to be a. Consequently, according to African culture: even after the death of one or both partners, marriage, with its marital obligations, social status and taboos, remains actively recognized and.

Cultural and Social Situation of the Family Today. African family, is marriage-based. The paper presents evidence of substantial convergence of underlying Christian and African 10 In some countries, notably Norway, Christian-inspired social policies, to preserve and facilitate theFile Size: 76KB.

In fact, societal “custom” in general became synonymous with marriage practice. Elizabeth explained that it was through the critique of Christian marriages by black intellectuals in the s that attacks on colonial “civilisation” as a whole began to emerge. Introduction to Africa - Family, Kinship, and Domestic Groupings.

The family is a universal group throughout Africa, with many different forms and functions. Everywhere the basic family unit is the elementary or nuclear family, a small domestic group made up of a husband, his wife, and their children; frequently, attached kin are included as well.

The understanding of traditional African family life can be directly linked to the customs correlated to ‘what it means to be an African’.

Traditionally, Africans coexisted within small communities, which were made up of families divided into different ethnic or cultural groups, or in some cases, into clans causing a complex yet.

Thus, for Africans, marriage is a matter between families as much as between the bride and groom, and many families arrange the marriages of their members. The Western attitude that marriage is the union of two people drawn together by love has had some influence in Africa, especially in the cities.

But African cultures emphasize that the union of two individuals must fit into the larger. MAJOR TRENDS AFFECTING FAMILIES IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA the gradual transformations of African marriage and family organizations away from close to 50% in most African countries.

Koyango-Male, D and Onyango P, (), The sociology of the African Family, Burnt Hill: Longman Group. Lamb, D. (), The Africans, New York: Vintage Books Magoti, E.

“Globalisation in Africa: its impact on families and Christian responses” In Kyomo, A and Selvan, S (Eds). Marriage and Family in African Christianity pp. Civil Marriage is also common in some African Countries like South Africa. Samesex marriage (Civil Marriage) became legal in South Africa on 30 November when the Civil Unions Bill was enacted after having been passed by the South African Parliament earlier that Size: KB.

Consanguineous marriage Keeping it in the family. Marriage between close relatives is much too common Cases like these are all too common in the Middle East and north Africa. Marrying a close. - Divided into "haves" and "have nots." - 1/3 reached middle class standing.

More fully assimilated into American culture than other blacks. - Isolated in neighborhoods filled with crime, deviance, and drugs, these African Americans have few resources or role models to help achieve upward mobility.

The main objective of this paper is to examine African culture and values. Since. culture is often seen as the sum total of the peculiarities shared by a people, a people’s values can be seen as part of their culture.

In discussing African culture and values, we are not presupposing that all African Cited by: MARRIAGE SYSTEMS in Africa are highly diverse. In sub-Saharan Africa, some pairings of men and women are temporary, others permanent.

Depending on the culture, a couple may live in the husband's home or the wife's home. Among some groups, such as the ASANTE, each spouse continues to live in the home in which he or she was born. Children may.

A wife who doesn’t give birth is considered a failed investment for the husband and for the community, so she can be sent back to her family, leaving the husband free to get another wife. Divorces are very rare in Africa. If there are problems in the marriage, the first person to talk to the spouses is the father of the family.Here is a list of websites that might help you in your search for family members.

Africa Websites; R. Radcliffe-Brown and Daryll Forde. African Systems of Kinship and Marriage.Characteristics of the Traditional Asian Family Language Barriers Majority of the Asian Americans are foreign, so it took them some time to learn their second language which is English.

It does matter on the family in which one language is mostly spoken in the household. Academic.