Doreen Setume, Modernity: a gender based assessment of changed courtship patterns and cohabitation in Botswana: a case study of Bakwena of Molepole

Doreen Setume's PhD. research project is entitled "Modernity: a gender based assessment of changed courtship patterns and cohabitation in Botswana: a case study of Bakwena of Molepole. This study has grown out of the observation that though new courtship patterns seems to offer individual choice of a sexual partner, as opposed to the traditional arranged marriages, is seems, though, that this free choice is not absolute for women. Therefore a study on analysis of these new courtship patterns and cohabitation will lead to a better understanding of the processes involved in this ''free choice'' of sexual partners. This project is financed by the African Studies Centre under the supervision of Dr Rijk van Dijk.
 

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