Gender and Land Rights in Murang'a District, Kenya


Mackenzie, Fiona. 1990. "Gender and Land Rights in Murang'a district, Kenya." The Journal of Peasant Studies 17 (4): 609-43.

Author: Fiona Mackenzie


Conceptualising rights to land in a framework of legal pluralism, this article explores the historical nature of struggles over land by women and men in a situation of increasing land scarcity. It is argued that the manipulation of customary law and state law is instrumental in increasing gender and, more generally, social differentiation.

Topics: Gender, Governance, Rights, Land Rights Regions: Africa, East Africa Countries: Kenya

Year: 1990

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