- Dr. Rogers Justo Mateus HansineHide
The intraurban dimension of reproductive choices variation in Maputo, Mozambique – a qualitative study
Despite increasing interest in fertility dynamics in Africa, particularly in urban areas, the question of intraurban dimension of reproductive choices variation has received limited scholarly attention. Through qualitative methods, this study elucidates the social mechanism that produces intraurban reproductive disparities in Maputo. The findings suggest that despite the wider belief that limiting family size is, at personal and familiar level, strategically important for enhancing the prospects for social mobility, and people's strong desire to limit family size, one's opportunities to effectively limit family size vary according to the urban spatial context and personal socioeconomic status.
- Dr. Johanna VogelHide
Maids' and Madams' Moral Topographies Negotiating Inequality in Transforming Urban India. A Case Study in Chennai
This qualitative study asks whether structural transformation brought about by modernization in contemporary urban India can induce growing equality in the sense of mutual respect between the lower and the middle classes. From the idographic context of female domestic workers and their employers in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) a general type of modernity for the periphery is outlined. Even though changes in this relation are apparent and various forms of respect and recognition are developing, the deep hierarchical differences persist despite - or precisely because of - modernity in the form of capitalism.
Vogel, J. (2018): Maids' and Madams' Moral Topographies Negotiating Inequality in Transforming Urban India. A Case Study in Chennai. In: Asien- Wirtschaft und Entwicklung 6.