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Family Relations: Sub-Saharan Africa: Fulbe Societies
(1,654 words)

Terminology alone does not offer a sensible guide to intimate family relationships between husband and wife, siblings, children and parents, and extended kin. Rather, in order to discuss the complex interaction of gender, Islam, and family in sub-Saharan Africa, one has to examine the relationships between individuals and within domestic groups that are characterized by continually shifting relationships of authority, influence, emotional solidarity, and conflict. Family and gender are better ex…

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Andrews, B. Lacey, “Family Relations: Sub-Saharan Africa: Fulbe Societies”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0077d>
First published online: 2009

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