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The Resource Shona women in Zimbabwe -a purchased people? : marriage, bridewealth, domestic violence, and Christian traditions on women, John Chitakure

Shona women in Zimbabwe -a purchased people? : marriage, bridewealth, domestic violence, and Christian traditions on women, John Chitakure

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Shona women in Zimbabwe -a purchased people? : marriage, bridewealth, domestic violence, and Christian traditions on women
Title
Shona women in Zimbabwe -a purchased people?
Title remainder
marriage, bridewealth, domestic violence, and Christian traditions on women
Statement of responsibility
John Chitakure
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The position and treatment of women in every religion, culture, and society have been subjects of concern for a long time. In every society, women fight for their emancipation from exploitive and oppressive patriarchal structures. The most contentious issues include domestic violence, gender discrimination and inequality in the areas of employment, leadership, and marriage. Domestic violence tops the list and is the worst enemy of any progressive and democratic society. It dehumanizes, disfigures, and demeans its victims and survivors. Shona Women in Zimbabwe--a Purchased People? explores the causes of domestic violence--the cultural practice of bridewealth, in particular--and assesses the extent to which it contributes to the proliferation of domestic violence among the Shona people of Zimbabwe. It then explores the Christian traditions, particularly, the Roman Catholic Church, in search of resources that can be used to emancipate Shona women from patriarchal subjugation. Finally, the book offers a pastoral response that is informed by the experiences of the Shona women, their cultural resources, and the Roman Catholic religious tradition
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Chitakure, John,
Dewey number
362.8292
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
African Christian studies series Africs
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Women, Shona
Label
Shona women in Zimbabwe -a purchased people? : marriage, bridewealth, domestic violence, and Christian traditions on women, John Chitakure
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Contents
Domestic violence -- Types of Shona marriages -- Bridewealth and domestic violence among the Shona -- Religious tradition on marriage and women -- The theological conversation -- The way forward
Control code
ocn962790118
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 150 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781498293068
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962790118
Label
Shona women in Zimbabwe -a purchased people? : marriage, bridewealth, domestic violence, and Christian traditions on women, John Chitakure
Publication
Copyright
Contents
Domestic violence -- Types of Shona marriages -- Bridewealth and domestic violence among the Shona -- Religious tradition on marriage and women -- The theological conversation -- The way forward
Control code
ocn962790118
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 150 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781498293068
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962790118

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