Disputas: Dominic Wemochiga Amonzem

Dominic Wemochiga Amonzem vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d. under Det teologiske fakultet: "Gendering Marriage: Exploring Kasena Marriage Practices in North-East Ghana". 

Tid og sted for prøveforelesningen

Prøveforelesningen vil finne sted 30. november 2018 kl. 10.15 - 11.00 i auditorium U40. 

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  • Dr. Rose Mary Amenga-Etego, University of Ghana, Department for the Study of Religions (førsteopponent) 
  • Dr. Federico Settler, University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (annenopponent)
  • Professor Trygve Wyller, Universitetet i Oslo, Det teologiske fakultet (koordinator for komiteen)


  • Dekan Aud V. Tønnessen


This thesis outlines the major elements in the academic, African feminist, and popular discourses on marriage in Africa, focusing on two core issues: the conceptual divide between the marriage practices of the Kasena, a Ghanaian ethnic group, and the context-dependent social construction and production of gender in marriage through the marriage practices of the Kasena people of North-East Ghana.

By comparing the functionalist assumptions of the purpose of marriage in the literature on marriage in African societies with ethnographic material from Navrongo, this thesis demonstrates that marriage in Kasena society does more to individuals and the society than it has been seen to do in the functionalist explanations of marriage offered by earlier anthropologists researching on marriage in Africa.

Scientific abstract

Publisert 5. nov. 2018 15:30 - Sist endret 16. nov. 2018 13:09