Ukukipita (cohabiting): socio-cultural constraints in urban Zulu society

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dc.description.abstract In South Africa non-marital cohabitation rates among Africans remain low, and particularly in the context of very low marriage rates. Through qualitative interviews with urban isiZulu-speakers we explore attitudes towards ukukipita (cohabiting) in contemporary Zulu society. These in-depth interviews capture the meanings associated with non-marital cohabitation and they provide insights into why cohabitation is widely viewed as unacceptable in Zulu society unless the man has initiated ilobolo (bridewealth) negotiations and concrete marriage plans are in place. Cohabitation without ilobolo payment is widely interpreted as akin to behaving disrespectfully towards Zulu culture and tradition, the immediate family and the Zulu community more broadly. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.subject ILOBOLO en
dc.subject COHABITATION en
dc.subject ZULU en
dc.title Ukukipita (cohabiting): socio-cultural constraints in urban Zulu society en
dc.type Journal articles - Non-HSRC staff en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume 49(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Asian and African Studies en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11053 en
dc.URL en
dc.PageNumber 282-297 en
dc.outputnumber 10156 en
dc.bibliographictitle Posel, D. & Rudwick, S. (2014) Ukukipita (cohabiting): socio-cultural constraints in urban Zulu society. Journal of Asian and African Studies. 49(3):282-297. en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Posel, D. en
dc.contributor.author2 Rudwick, S. en

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