Rural Kenyan Luo women's lived experiences : an interpretation

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Felicia A. Opiyo (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mary Y. Morgan

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to provide insight into the roles of rural Kenyan Luo women as farmers, homemakers, and members of women's groups. More specifically, this research explored nine rural women's multiple roles regarding their work/family expectations and responsibilities, especially in relation to family traditions, household tasks, food production, and income-generating activities. Five women in their twenties and four women in their forties were selected from Kendu Bay in western Kenya. Interpretive inquiry based on phenomenology and hermeneutics was used because it fostered exploration of the meaning of daily life experiences from the perspective of those living it. The major method of data collection was in-depth individual interviews using a series of open-ended questions. Each woman was interviewed three times for one to two hours each time. The transcribed texts were shared with the women for clarification and change. A feminist approach was used because it provided for an open, egalitarian relationship between the researcher and the participants which facilitated conversational dialogue.

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Language: English
Date: 1996
Women $z Kenya
Luo (African people)
Kenya $x Social life and customs

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