The Social Sciences

Year: 2006
Volume: 1
Issue: 2
Page No. 139 - 143

Rural Women´┐Żs Reproductive Tasks: The Role of Impression Management in A Ugandan Community

Authors : Doris Muhwezi Kakuru and Doreen Katto

Abstract: This article focuses on how women´┐Żs tasks in the household are shaped by the desire to manage the impressions and images they portray to ´┐Żothers´┐Ż. It is based on Goffman´┐Żs perceptions of social life as a theatre in which people present their actions depending on a given definition of the situation. We look at how women´┐Żs child bearing and rearing related tasks are shaped and influenced by the necessity to manage the impressions they make to ´┐Żothers´┐Ż in their communities. Research was conducted in Western Uganda in 2000 using ethnographic techniques.

How to cite this article:

Doris Muhwezi Kakuru and Doreen Katto , 2006. Rural Women´┐Żs Reproductive Tasks: The Role of Impression Management in A Ugandan Community. The Social Sciences, 1: 139-143.

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