But even if one plans ahead for widowhood
, things can go wrong, as one woman discovered.
Glimpsing individual women as they moved from a state of marriage to one of widowhood
brings us into their lives in an arresting and intimate way.
Although I have cast the title of this paper in broader terms, the focus will be on widowhood
practices in Nigeria--and more specifically still--in Igboland, the society I know best, and the place of my birth.
The final section is arguably the most interesting as it examines the profound changes which have taken place since 1945: at the importance of medical advances, at the nature of widowhood
, at previous work on this topic and especially the writing of C.
For some, widowhood
is how loss appears, and now they must make their way alone in the world.
But the reader's sympathies do not lie with Kriti as the ancient customs of suttee and, for those not burnt with their husband's body, a lifetime of widowhood
, threaten the girls who are, after all, only children.
Her meticulously researched and carefully reasoned study of the widows of Parisian master craftsmen, drawing from marriage contracts, guild records, probate inventories, church records, a variety of municipal documents, contemporary literary sources, and a wide survey of secondary sources, challenges established assumptions about widowhood
, guild economy, and law.
may be associated with increased sexual risk-taking--and thus an increased risk of STD diagnosis--among men but not among women, according to a study of older married couples in the United States.
Contemporary discourse on widowhood
in India tends to concentrate heavily on quantitative evaluation.
It will protect the brides against exigencies such as widowhood
and domestic violence, the Union women and child development minister said on Friday while listing the priorities of her department.
WOMEN are likely to SPEND SOME of their RETIREMENT YEARS ALONE due to widowhood
But conditions such as diabetes and heart disease develop slowly and show the impact of past experiences, which is why health is undermined by divorce or widowhood
even when a person remarries.