A Ritual Connection: Urban Youth Marrying in the Village in Botswana

@inproceedings{Dijk2012ARC,
  title={A Ritual Connection: Urban Youth Marrying in the Village in Botswana},
  author={Rijk A. van Dijk},
  year={2012}
}
Much of the current work on marriage in Africa investigates how relationships are becoming transnationalized (crossing nation-state borders) as well as transculturalized (crossing cultures) and how the commercialization and commoditization of weddings is occurring in the process. Objects are playing an ever-increasing role in wedding arrangements and seem to link local weddings with global worlds of style. Masquelier (2004), for example, demonstrates how in marriages in Niger young girls not… CONTINUE READING

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