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Fertility and Household Labour in Tanzania

Matthew Lockwood · ISBN 9780198287544
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Publisher Oxford University Press UK
Author(s) Matthew Lockwood
Subtitle Demography, Economy, and Society in Rufiji District, c.1870-1986
Published 1st December 1997
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Demography, Economy, and Society in Rufiji District, c.1870-1986

This book is an interdisciplinary study of the way in which human reproduction interweaves with the reproduction of society and economy in coastal Tanzania. Combining demography, history, and sociology, and with a breadth of theoretical discussion and empirical detail, it offers a new methodology for the study of African fertility and the role of household demography in agrarian economies. Part I provides a political economy of changing
fertility. Demographic patterns are situated within the wider social and economic context, in particular the transformation of marriage in relation to kinship and local political structures, and
child-spacing dynamics rooted in the moral exonomy of gender. In Part II, the author examines the implications of demographic patterns for people's work-loads and economic fortunes at the individual and household level. Based on extensive field-work in a Tanzanian village, the analysis shows the importance of women's involvement in rice cultivation, and the fluidity of life cycles.
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