Families, Kin and the State in South Africa

Presenter(s): Prof Jeremy Seekings & Dr Elena Moore

Abstract/Description

Policies and laws are important in shaping family and personal relationships both in terms of the assumptions they make about normative family life but also in the resources they provide to improve people’s well-being. The workshop sets out some of the ways in which the law and policy in South Africa affect family lives and relationships. Drawing on new in-depth research on people’s experience of customary marriage and research on care, the workshop will address questions of how to support care and commitments in personal and family relationships. The workshop hopes to provide a considered and politically relevant perspective on these issues, important for researchers, policy-makers and students alike.

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 -
09:00 to 18:00
Venue: 

CSSR Seminar Room,R4.29 ,level 4 Leslie Social Science Building,Upper Campus

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