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Subject/Keyword
widows, kilimanjaro, social action, gender equality, development
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Geekie, Constance
Supervisor and department
Vallianatos, Helen (Anthropology)
Fletcher, Christopher (Medicine, Laval University)
Examining committee member and department
Okeke-Ihejirika, Philomena (Women's Studies)
Willoughby, Pamela (Anthropology)
Mitchell, Claudia (Education, McGill University)
Forth, Gregory (Anthropology)
Department
Department of Anthropology
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-09-22T15:16:44Z
Graduation date
2011-11
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Degree level
Doctoral
Abstract
This ethnographic study examines how social structure constrains the well-being of widows in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, explores the role of women’s agency in bettering their lives, and looks at tension between international and local development projects. I collaborated with the Moshi Widows Education and Counseling Centre (MOWECCE), an organization that provides community sensitization seminars, individual counseling, social support, legal advice, and a small loans program. Focusing on gender equality, the organization promotes widows’ rights to raise their children, to protect themselves from AIDS, to economic security, and to respect within their communities. Factors that appear to mitigate the structural challenges of widowhood in Tanzania include education, social support, employment out of the home, having children, and strong relationships between the widow and her husband’s clan. While social structure influences outcomes, understanding the role of social action in constructing healthy communities offers insight into the process of social change.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3TM5D
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License granted by Constance Geekie (geekie@ualberta.ca) on 2011-09-21 (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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