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タイトル: Colonialism, Gender, and Socio-Economic Change : A Case Study of Legal Action for Family Maintenance in Papua New Guinea
著者: Baba, Jun
発行日: 2007-3
出版者: The Institute of Comparative Economic Studies, Hosei University
抄録: This paper aims to show how state law as a symbol of colonialism is encompassed into the politics of women striving for a better life by analyzing civil cases for family maintenance in Papua New Guinea. "Family maintenance" is a generic term for the expenses of bringing up children or for living expenses in general. Because a state-run social security system does not exist, lawsuit for family maintenance seems to be an effective and important means of resolving economic problems concerning desertion or divorce. On the other hand, especially in post-colonial critics, the legal institution has been regarded as a legacy of colonialism because it was imported from Australia through colonial governance. Referring to it, in this paper I put positively emphasis on the instrumentality of law to serve the economic interests that women perceive in specific historical contexts. In brief, I will describe maintenance action by women as a kind of income-generating practice to improve their standard of living or to make their life easier. What represents in this paper is the flexible adaptation of women to domesticate rather than resist colonialism.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10114/225
ISSN: 09111247
出現コレクション:Journal of International Economic Studies

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