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Re-Inventing Africa : Matriarchy, Religion and Culture

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ISBN-10: 1856495345

ISBN-13: 9781856495349

Edition: 1st 1997 (Reprint)

Authors: Ifi Amadiume

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In Re-inventing Africa, Ifi Amadiume challenges Western anthropologists to recognise that they have constructed a version of Africa that reflects their own class-based, patriarchal thought.
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Book details

Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Writing Africa: African social history and the sociology of history
Re-writing History
The matriarchal roots of Africa
Race and gender: Cheikh Anta Diop's moral philosophy
Theorizing matriarchy in Africa: kinship ideologies and systems in Africa and Europe
Women's achievements in African political systems: transforming culture for 500 years
Gender and social movements in Africa: a West African experience
Gender and the contestation of religion: a historical perspective on African societies
Decolonizing History
African women and politics: a history of transformation
Cycles of Western imperialism: feminism, race, gender, class and power
In the company of women: love, struggle, class and our feminisms
Index