African Gender Studies A Reader

ISBN-10: 1403962839
ISBN-13: 9781403962836
Edition: 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Oyeronke Oyewumi
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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 8/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

This is the first comprehensive reader that brings African experiences to bear on the ongoing global discussions of women, gender, and society. Bringing together the essential writing on this topic from the last 25 years, these essays discuss gender in Africa from a multi-disciplinary perspective. With a theoretical and conceptual focus, "African Gender Studies will inform debate in African Studies, Women's Studies, History, Sociology and Anthropology.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Transcending the Body of Knowledge
Visualizing the Body: Western Theories and African Subjects
Spirituality, Gender, and Power in Asante History
Decolonizing Feminisms
Bringing African Women into the Classroom: Rethinking Pedagogy and Epistemology
Decolonizing Feminism
Reconceptualizing Gender
Theorizing Matriarchy in Africa: Kinship Ideologies and Systems in Africa and Europe
(Re)constituting the Cosmology and Sociocultural Institutions of Oyo-Yoruba
Ko Sohun ti Mbe ti o Nitan (Nothing Is that Lacks a [Hi]story): On Oyeronke Oyewumi's The Invention of Women
Women's Roles and Existential Identities
Revisiting "Woman-Woman Marriage": Notes on Gikuyu Women
Gender Biases in the Making of History
Making History, Creating Gender: Some Methodological and Interpretive Questions in the Writing of Oyo Oral Traditions
Gender Biases in African Historiography
Senegalese Women in Politics: A Portrait of Two Female Leaders, Arame Diene and Thioumbe Samb, 1945-1996
Writing Women: Reading Gender
Miscegenation as Metonymy: Sexuality and Power in the Colonial Novel
Gender, Feminist Theory, and Post-Colonial (Women's) Writing
The Hidden History of Women in Ghanaian Print Culture
Development and Social Transformation
Definitions of Women and Development: An African Perspective
An Investigative Framework for Gender Research in Africa in the New Millennium
The Yum: An Indigenous Model for Sustainable Development
Critical Conversations
In My Father's House: Epilogue
Questions of Identity and Inheritance: A Critical Review of Kwame Anthony Appiah's In My Father's House
African Gender Research and Postcoloniality: Legacies and Challenges
African Women in the Academy and Beyond: Review Essay
Contributors

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