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Making Modern Girls A History of Girlhood, Labor, and Social Development in Colonial Lagos

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ISBN-10: 0821421166

ISBN-13: 9780821421161

Edition: 2014

Authors: Abosede A. George

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In Making Modern Girls, Abosede A. George examines the influence of African social reformers and the developmentalist colonial state on the practice and ideology of girlhood as well as its intersection with child labor in Lagos, Nigeria. It draws from gender studies, generational studies, labor history, and urban history to shed new light on the complex workings of African cities from the turn of the twentieth century through the nationalist era of the 1950s.The two major schemes at the center of this study were the modernization project of elite Lagosian women and the salvationist project of British social workers. By approaching children and youth, specifically girl hawkers, as social…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 9/2/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English