Modernity and Matrifocality:The Feminization of Kinship?

Jackson, Cecile (2015) Modernity and Matrifocality:The Feminization of Kinship? Development and Change, 46 (1). pp. 1-24. ISSN 0012-155X

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Abstract

The extensive analytical focus on how gender relations in working lives, employment, education, political engagement and public life change under modernity needs extension into a consideration of the ways in which kinship and relatedness have also been changing. This article argues that relatedness under modernity tends towards matrifocality. This is explored through looking at broad patterns of social change in kinship practices across a range of societies experiencing transitions towards modernities over the past fifty years, and at how state and NGO development and social protection programmes contribute to this matrifocal turn.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2015 16:48
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 23:48
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/52006
DOI: 10.1111/dech.12141

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