AFRI 101 notes from night session 7.5.07

AFRI 101 notes from night session 7.5.07 - #5 Unlike...

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#5 Unlike American families, in Africa they are the economic unit. It is often been said it takes a village to raise a child. The wellbeing of a child is the responsibly of the whole family. Family ties are very strong and nobody is considered alone. Econ, social, and political stabililty. Primary economic unit in society …everybody works together. Africans provide safety net when times go bad. Farming becomes depended on lively hood. Many hands are needed to keep a family alive. More than 1 wife may be required. Polygamy allowed by most religions…. .allowed up to 4 wives if the husband treats them equally. Marriageis between the whole family, not just the husband and wife. If you marry a girl….you pay her dad cattle or something expensive. Shes worth something to the family (working on the farm, its one less person out there for the family). Many modern critics. Abuse overlooked in marriage. Shared responsibilty in children in marriage. All chirdren are brothers and sisters… not
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course AFRI 101 taught by Professor Cooke during the Summer '08 term at UNC.

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AFRI 101 notes from night session 7.5.07 - #5 Unlike...

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