TITLE

MATRIFOCALITY AND WOMEN'S POWER ON THE MISKITO COAST

AUTHOR(S)
Herlihy, Laura Hobson
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Ethnology;Spring2007, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p133
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Miskitu women in the village of Kuri (northeastern Honduras) live in matrilocal groups, while men work as deep-water lobster divers. Data reveal that with the long-term presence of the international lobster economy, Kuri has become increasingly matrilocal, matrifocal, and matrilineal. Female-centered social practices in Knri represent broader patterns in Middle America caused by indigenous men's participation in the global economy. Indigenous women now play heightened roles in preserving cultural, linguistic, and social identities. (Gender, power, kinship, Miskitu women, Honduras).
ACCESSION #
33723717

 

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