This chapter discusses the differences between arranged marriage and forced marriage which are nowadays sometimes assimilated one another. The essay presents historical evidence from the Somali’s country of the first quarter of the twentieth century describing the ways marriage contracts were organized and the ways individual sometimes escaped arranged marriages. The social network created through arranged marriages differs radically from marriages by which individuals are forced to marry against their will. The text includes an analysis of the wedding practices in southern Somalia as examined by early anthropologists and observers in comparison with more recent data gathered in Somalia in the context of an anthropological fieldwork.

Italian Wedding Memory and Trauma: Sexual Policies in Southern Somalia, 1910-1945

DECLICH, FRANCESCA
2016-01-01

Abstract

This chapter discusses the differences between arranged marriage and forced marriage which are nowadays sometimes assimilated one another. The essay presents historical evidence from the Somali’s country of the first quarter of the twentieth century describing the ways marriage contracts were organized and the ways individual sometimes escaped arranged marriages. The social network created through arranged marriages differs radically from marriages by which individuals are forced to marry against their will. The text includes an analysis of the wedding practices in southern Somalia as examined by early anthropologists and observers in comparison with more recent data gathered in Somalia in the context of an anthropological fieldwork.
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