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University of Cape Town

1. Diala, Jane Chinonyerem. The interplay of structure and agency: the negotiation process of bridewealth payment in South-East Nigeria.

Degree: PhD, Public Law, 2018, University of Cape Town

The payment of bridewealth is a near-universal cultural practice among the Igbos of SouthEast Nigeria. Bridewealth used to be a symbolic legitimator of marriage. However, its symbolism has been distorted by expensive items on marriage lists. In this context, bridewealth payment provides an excellent analytical tool for the structure-agency debate, which has, in varying degrees, engaged academic interest for centuries. Underlying this debate is the extent to which institutions determine human behaviour and its attendant power relations. While structure refers to the self-replicating, complex elements that sustain institutions, agency refers to the volitional, purpose-driven nature of human activities. In this debate, the structuralfunctionalist-Marxist view, symbolic interactionism, and complementarity view are prominent. From these views, this dissertation develops a needs-based approach to structure-agency interaction, arguing that a focus on the primacy of structure or agency obscures their underlying motivations. It posits that the structure-agency interaction is both the process and product of logical assessments and dialogue, which are driven by socio-economic needs. In the context of this framework, it explored one central question: In what ways do power relations play out in the negotiation process of bridewealth payment in South-East Nigeria? Using literature review, non-participant observation of bridewealth negotiations, and in-depth interviews of 47 key informants, it reveals an interdependent, complex web linking the custodians of culture with agentic tools such as wealth, religion, and education. Despite cultural inhibitions in spousal selection and bridewealth negotiation, prospective spouses have a range of creative tools for reducing exorbitant items on marriage lists, thereby deconstructing high bridewealth. These agentic tools are driven by socio-economic elements such as desire to marry, economic coercion, cohabitation, threat of extramarital pregnancy, and religious values. The study concludes that bridewealth negotiation reflects socio-economic dynamics within hybrid cultural spaces in which potential couples and their parents may navigate the powerful constraints of tradition or sustain tradition through their inaction. These socio-economic dynamics are so powerful that they produce widespread disregard for legislation limiting bridewealth amounts. The study’s findings demonstrate the ineffectiveness of a top-down approach to law, the value of policy sensitivity to people’s lived realities, and the importance of in-depth consultation in the formulation of legislation. Advisors/Committee Members: Smythe, Dee (advisor), Moult, Kelley (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Structure; agency; bridewealth negotiation; needs assessment; power relations; Nigeria

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APA (6th Edition):

Diala, J. C. (2018). The interplay of structure and agency: the negotiation process of bridewealth payment in South-East Nigeria. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Cape Town. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/30019

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Diala, Jane Chinonyerem. “The interplay of structure and agency: the negotiation process of bridewealth payment in South-East Nigeria.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Cape Town. Accessed December 09, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/30019.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Diala, Jane Chinonyerem. “The interplay of structure and agency: the negotiation process of bridewealth payment in South-East Nigeria.” 2018. Web. 09 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Diala JC. The interplay of structure and agency: the negotiation process of bridewealth payment in South-East Nigeria. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Cape Town; 2018. [cited 2019 Dec 09]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/30019.

Council of Science Editors:

Diala JC. The interplay of structure and agency: the negotiation process of bridewealth payment in South-East Nigeria. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Cape Town; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/30019


University of South Africa

2. Dube, Elijah Elijah Ngoweni. Getting married twice: the relationship between indigenous and Christian marriages among the Ndau of the Chimanimani area of Zimbabwe.

Degree: 2017, University of South Africa

The thesis focuses on the Ndau people of Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. Contact with Westerners brought significant changes to their marriage practices. South Africa General Mission (SAGM) missionaries required Ndau people to conduct church (“white”) weddings for their marriages to be recognised by the church. This has caused a problem whereby Ndau Christians marry traditionally/customarily and yet still have to conduct church weddings. The church has not rethought its position on the necessity for having this duplication of marriages. The thesis sought to develop an in-depth understanding of Ndau people’s perceptions and experiences on the connection between and the necessity for both marriages in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. Data regarding Ndau people’s understanding of marriage practices was collected using in-depth semi-structured and focus group interviews. Following a qualitative research design, the study used the phenomenological approach to collect data and postcolonialism as the research paradigm. Using these, twenty individual and five focus group interviews were conducted. Seven themes emerged from the data. These covered marriage practices of the Ndau, the most preferred way of marriage, various reasons for having church weddings, perceived relationship between the two marriages, different views on the sufficiency of traditional marriages, thoughts on the expenses of church weddings, and how participants married and reasons thereof. The findings showed that Ndau Christians conduct church weddings for several reasons. These are because they:  want to celebrate their marriages  desire God’s blessings when they convert to Christianity. It is regarded as God’s biblical requirement  understand it as a church requirement/rule  get church teaching that encourage church weddings  need recognition and acceptance in the church as well as general social recognition  associate Christianity with Westernisation vi  regard it as a deterrent to unfaithfulness and polygyny  regard church weddings as having wider official recognition than traditional marriages and  want associated material advantages. The conclusion states that there is neither a theological nor a biblical basis for requiring Ndau Christians to have church weddings. Using a postcolonial hybrid approach, the thesis suggests a merging of the two marriages into one ceremony. More recommendations were given and the church was challenged to be more responsive to its people’s struggles. Advisors/Committee Members: Strijdom, J. M (advisor), Gundani, P. H (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Chimanimani; Christian marriage; Church weddings; Ndau marriage; Ndau people; Ndau religion/Shona religion; Roora or bridewealth; South Africa General Mission; Traditional marriages; United Baptist Church; Zimbabwe marriage laws

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APA (6th Edition):

Dube, E. E. N. (2017). Getting married twice: the relationship between indigenous and Christian marriages among the Ndau of the Chimanimani area of Zimbabwe. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/23809

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Dube, Elijah Elijah Ngoweni. “Getting married twice: the relationship between indigenous and Christian marriages among the Ndau of the Chimanimani area of Zimbabwe.” 2017. Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Africa. Accessed December 09, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/23809.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Dube, Elijah Elijah Ngoweni. “Getting married twice: the relationship between indigenous and Christian marriages among the Ndau of the Chimanimani area of Zimbabwe.” 2017. Web. 09 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Dube EEN. Getting married twice: the relationship between indigenous and Christian marriages among the Ndau of the Chimanimani area of Zimbabwe. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2017. [cited 2019 Dec 09]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/23809.

Council of Science Editors:

Dube EEN. Getting married twice: the relationship between indigenous and Christian marriages among the Ndau of the Chimanimani area of Zimbabwe. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/23809

3. ΨΥΧΟΓΙΟΣ, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ. ΟΙΚΙΑΚΟΣ ΤΡΟΠΟΣ ΠΑΡΑΓΩΓΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΙΚΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΤΟΥ 19ΟΥ ΑΙΩΝΑ.

Degree: 1986, Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο Κοινωνικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών; Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

ΔΙΕΡΕΥΝΗΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΒΑΣΙΚΩΝ ΦΑΙΝΟΜΕΝΩΝ ΤΟΥ 19ΟΥ ΑΙΩΝΑ ΣΤΑ ΟΡΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΟΘΩΝΙΚΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΥ (ΕΠΟΙΚΙΣΜΟΣ ΠΕΔΙΚΟΥ ΧΩΡΟΥ, ΕΜΠΟΡΕΥΜΑΤΟΠΟΙΗΣΗ ΑΓΡΟΤΙΚΗΣ ΠΑΡΑΜΟΝΗΣ, ΔΙΑΝΟΜΗ ΕΘΝΙΚΩΝ ΓΑΙΩΝ, ΥΠΕΡΠΟΝΤΙΑ ΜΕΤΑΝΑΣΤΕΥΣΗ) ΜΕΣΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΠΡΙΣΜΑ ΤΗΣ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΗΣ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ. ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΕΙΤΑΙ Η ΣΥΝΔΕΣΗ ΑΥΤΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΜΑΚΡΟΣΚΟΠΙΚΩΝ ΦΑΙΝΟΜΕΝΩΝ ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΑΝΑΓΚΗ ΑΝΑΠΑΡΑΓΩΓΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΟΙΚΟΓΕΝΕΙΑΣ ΜΕΣΩ ΤΗΣ ΑΥΤΑΡΚΕΙΑΣ, ΤΟΥ ΓΑΜΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΣ ΠΡΟΙΚΑΣ. ΩΣ ΑΝΑΛΥΤΙΚΑ ΕΡΓΑΛΕΙΑ ΧΡΗΣΙΜΟΠΟΙΟΥΝΤΑΙ Η ΕΝΝΟΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΟΙΚΙΑΚΟΥ ΤΡΟΠΟΥ ΠΑΡΑΓΩΓΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΟΙ ΔΙΑΔΙΚΑΣΙΕΣ ΑΠΟΣΠΑΣΗΣ ΠΛΕΟΝΑΣΜΑΤΟΣ ΕΙΤΕ ΣΤΑ ΠΛΑΙΣΙΑ ΤΟΥ (ΜΕΣΩ ΤΗΣ ΠΡΟΙΚΑΣ) ΕΙΤΕ ΑΠΟ ΤΙΣ ΙΘΥΝΟΥΣΕΣ ΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΕΛΛΑΔΙΚΟΥ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΟΥ ΣΧΗΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΥ. ΥΠΟΣΤΗΡΙΖΕΤΑΙ ΟΤΙ Η ΚΑΤΑΛΗΞΗ ΤΩΝ ΦΑΙΝΟΜΕΝΩΝ ΤΟΥ 19ΟΥ ΑΙΩΝΑ (Η ΥΠΕΡΠΟΝΤΙΑ ΜΕΤΑΝΑΣΤΕΥΣΗ) ΜΠΟΡΕΙ ΝΑ ΓΙΝΕΙ ΚΑΤΑΝΟΗΤΗ ΜΟΝΟ ΜΕΣΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΙΣ ΔΙΑΔΙΚΑΣΙΕΣ ΣΥΖΕΥΞΗΣ (ΑΡΘΡΩΣΗΣ) ΚΑΙ ΥΠΑΓΩΓΗΣ ΤΟΥ ΟΙΚΙΑΚΟΥ ΤΡΟΠΟΥ ΠΑΡΑΓΩΓΗΣ ΣΤΟΝ ΚΑΠΙΤΑΛΙΣΜΟ.

Subjects/Keywords: 19th century; BRIDEWEALTH; CAPITALIST MODE OF PRODUCTION; International community; DOMESTIC MODE OF PRODUCTION; Dowry; Family; NATIONAL LAND; PEASANT ECONOMY; Taxation; Αγροτική οικονομία; ΕΘΝΙΚΕΣ ΓΑΙΕΣ; ΕΞΑΓΟΡΑ ΝΥΦΗΣ; ΚΑΠΙΤΑΛΙΣΤΙΚΟΣ ΤΡΟΠΟΣ ΠΑΡΑΓΩΓΗΣ; Διεθνής κοινότητα; Κοινωνική ανθρωπολογία; ΟΙΚΙΑΚΟΣ ΤΡΟΠΟΣ ΠΑΡΑΓΩΓΗΣ; Οικογένεια; Προίκα; Φορολογία

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APA (6th Edition):

ΨΥΧΟΓΙΟΣ, . (1986). ΟΙΚΙΑΚΟΣ ΤΡΟΠΟΣ ΠΑΡΑΓΩΓΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΙΚΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΤΟΥ 19ΟΥ ΑΙΩΝΑ. (Thesis). Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο Κοινωνικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών; Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/0179

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

ΨΥΧΟΓΙΟΣ, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ. “ΟΙΚΙΑΚΟΣ ΤΡΟΠΟΣ ΠΑΡΑΓΩΓΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΙΚΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΤΟΥ 19ΟΥ ΑΙΩΝΑ.” 1986. Thesis, Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο Κοινωνικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών; Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. Accessed December 09, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/0179.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

ΨΥΧΟΓΙΟΣ, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ. “ΟΙΚΙΑΚΟΣ ΤΡΟΠΟΣ ΠΑΡΑΓΩΓΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΙΚΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΤΟΥ 19ΟΥ ΑΙΩΝΑ.” 1986. Web. 09 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

ΨΥΧΟΓΙΟΣ . ΟΙΚΙΑΚΟΣ ΤΡΟΠΟΣ ΠΑΡΑΓΩΓΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΙΚΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΤΟΥ 19ΟΥ ΑΙΩΝΑ. [Internet] [Thesis]. Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο Κοινωνικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών; Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences; 1986. [cited 2019 Dec 09]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/0179.

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Council of Science Editors:

ΨΥΧΟΓΙΟΣ . ΟΙΚΙΑΚΟΣ ΤΡΟΠΟΣ ΠΑΡΑΓΩΓΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΙΚΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΤΟΥ 19ΟΥ ΑΙΩΝΑ. [Thesis]. Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο Κοινωνικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών; Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences; 1986. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/0179

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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