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"Most of them, they just want someone to under them:" Gender, Generation, and Personhood among the Xhosa

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  title={"Most of them, they just want someone to under them:" Gender, Generation, and Personhood among the Xhosa},
  author={Kathleen Rice},
  year={2015}
}
  • K. Rice
  • Published 1 June 2015
  • Sociology
Drawing on seventeen months of ethnographic fieldwork, this dissertation focuses on gendered and generational conflicts about social reproduction in a rural Xhosa community in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. By exploring locally-contentious topics such as human rights, gender equality, love marriage, bridewealth, bride abduction, and the deployment of sexuality, I make several related arguments about personhood, the deployment of tradition, and the experience of modernity. The forms of… 

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