Matrilineal inheritance and post-colonial prosperity in southern Bobo country

Mahir Saul

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Argues that the decline of matrilineal inheritance is not inevitable, nor does it constitute a move towards patrilineality. How disagreements over norms present one facet of a political opposition in which people defend positions that give them greater control over resources; How in southern Bobo country during the colonial period, combined effects of taxation, forced labor and wage-work reduced the economic importance of matrilineages and increased that of farming units; More.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-362
Number of pages22
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1992


  • INHERITANCE & succession
  • MANNERS & customs
  • BURKINA Faso


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