Bookcover of The Persistence of the Iweto Marriage
Booktitle:

The Persistence of the Iweto Marriage

Among the Akamba Christians of Kangundo District, Machakos County, Kenya

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2012-11-28 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-29776-2

ISBN-10:
3659297763
EAN:
9783659297762
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
A woman marrying another woman has globally been practiced. In Africa, it exists as a means of ensuring the continuity of a household in the absence of a son. This study focused on woman to woman marriage among the Akamba Christians of Kangundo District, Kenya. This form of marriage is referred to as Iweto marriage and has persisted among the Akamba contrary to Christian teaching where marriage is exclusively monogamous. The research findings revealed that several factors are responsible for the persistence of the marriage but all these factors point towards a net work of traditional beliefs and practices which influence the local social-economic sphere. It was evident that women life in Kangundo is still controlled by laid down patriarchal structures which are created, maintained and perpetuated by the society. The study concluded that Iweto is one of the preferred options available for women without sons and the society has not come to terms with other available solutions hence without a suitable substitute, resistance to change is inevitable. The study observes that a cultural practice like Iweto marriage cannot be discarded by the society without giving a suitable alternative.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Serah Ngila, Sr. Anne Nasimiyu-Wasike, Michael Katola
Number of pages:
224
Published at:
2012-11-28
Stock:
Available
Category:
Research on Woman and gender
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
Persistence, culture change, Patriarchal structures, Woman to Woman Marriage (Iweto Marriage), Female Husband

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