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Space: Domestic: Sub-Saharan Africa
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The division of domestic and public spheres based on gender specific use is a general characteristic of societies in Sub-Saharan Africa, irrespective of religious affiliation. Given their importance in economic production and social organization, domestic spaces deserve special attention. As most of these societies are largely rural and agricultural, discussion of domestic space needs to include those specific social and economic variables that define social groups and households. This also expl…

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Dafinger, Andreas, “Space: Domestic: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0280d>
First published online: 2009



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