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The Significance of African "Ontological Relatedness" in African-Western Relationships and Families

Annie Stopford


Through analysis of qualitative research interviews with African and non African Australian men and women who are, or have been, in intimate relationships, this article explores some fundamental differences between African and non African ways of living and understanding relatedness and responsibility.


African-Western relationships, ontology, relatedness, interdependence, responsibility, gender, power

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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