Press Release:Frontiers of Globalization: Kinship and Family Structures in Africa

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FHISER Director Leslie Bank has contributed a chapter to the book Frontiers of Globalization: Kinship and Family Structures in Africa, published this month by Africa World Press. The book is a collection of papers presented to a 2008 experts meeting on Family Structures and Globalization in Africa, sponsored by the Social Trends Institute in Barcelona. In addition to Dr. Bank's contribution ("Matrifocality, Patriarchy and Globalization: Changing Family Forms in a South African City"), the collection includes 7 more chapters by leading academics in fields including sociology, law, political science and literary theory. Including Professor Bank's view from social anthropology, the book is a multi-disciplinary focus on the effects of globalization on African familial structures.

Links:

Africa World Press: http://www.africaworldpressbooks.com/servlet/Detail?no=529

Social Trends Institute: www.socialtrendsinstitute.org

Experts Meeting home page: http://www.socialtrendsinstitute.org/Activities/Culture-and-Lifestyles/Family-Structures-and-Globalization-in-Africa-.axd

For further information, do not hesitate to contact: Tracey O'Donnell Secretary General Social Trends Institute Carrer L'Abadessa Olzet, 23 08034 Barcelona Spain +34 93 602 4098 or +34 93 253 4200 ext 4098 todonnell@socialtrendsinstitute.org