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Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Claudia Roth’s Work on Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso
Willemijn de Jong


PART I: ETHNOGRAPHY AND REFLEXIVITY

Chapter 1. Culture Shock, Power and Knowledge: Negotiating Boundaries in Ethnographic Fieldwork

PART II: NEGOTIATING LOVE AND MARRIAGE

Chapter 2. Beware When the Women of Bobo Dress Up!: An Ethnographic Contribution
Chapter 3. “What is Love?”: Changing Matrimony in Bobo-Dioulasso – A Case Study
Chapter 4. Social Security and Gender: Marital Crisis as a Mirror of the Economic Crisis

PART III: ELDERLY PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN: SHARING OR LIVING IN POVERTY

Chapter 5. Blood Ties as a Social Network: The African Extended Family as an Economic Association
Chapter 6. The Invisible Impoverishment of the Elderly in Bobo-Dioulasso
Chapter 7. 'Shameful': The Inverted Intergenerational Contract in Bobo-Dioulasso
Chapter 8. The Strength of Badenya Ties: Siblings and Social Security in Old Age – The Case of Urban Burkina Faso

PART IV: YOUTH: DREAMS AND HARDSHIPS

Chapter 9. Tea and Dreams: Men’s Generational Conflict in Bobo-Dioulasso
Chapter 10. Between Dreams of Grandeur and Pragmatism: Young People in Urban Burkina Faso

Publications of Claudia Roth
Index

Urban Dreams

Transformations of Family Life in Burkina Faso

Claudia Roth†
Edited by Willemijn de Jong, Manfred Perlik, Noemi Steuer, and Heinzpeter Znoj

208 pages, 1 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-376-7 Hb Published (March 2018)

eISBN 978-1-78533-377-4 eBook