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African feminism : the politics of survival in sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Gwendolyn Mikell
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an exploration of both the discrimination that African women experience and their strategies for coping with it. Contributors present case studies of ten African states demonstrating that--as they fight for access to land, for the right to own property, for control of food distribution, for living wages and safe working conditions, for health care, and for election reform--African women are creating a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
African feminism.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)607687503
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gwendolyn Mikell
ISBN: 0812233492 9780812233490 081221580X 9780812215809
OCLC Number: 36351237
Description: xv, 361 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Changing the meaning of marriage: women and family law in Cote d'Ivoire / Jeanne Maddox Toungara --
Wives, children, and intestate succession in Ghana / Takyiwaa Manuh --
Pleas for domestic relief: Akan women and family courts / Gwendolyn Mikell --
Swazi women workers in cottage industries and factories / Betty J. Harris --
Alcohol and politics in urban Zambia: the intersection of gender and class / Ilsa M. Glazer --
Women's roles in settlement and resettlement in Mali / Dolores Koenig --
Ethiopian rural women and the state / Tsehai Berhane-Selassie --
Women and grassroots politics in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire / Carlene H. Dei --
Kenyan women in politics and public decision making / Maria Nzomo --
"Our women keep our skies from falling": women's networks and survival imperatives in Tshunyane, South Africa / Shawn Riva Donaldson --
Technology and the fuel crisis: adjustment among women in Northern Nigeria / D.J. Shehu --
Swazi traditional healers, role transformation, and gender / Enid Gort --
AIDS, gender and sexuality during Africa's economic crisis / Brooke Grundfest Schoepf --
Conclusions: theorizing and strategizing about African women and state crisis / Gwendolyn Mikell.
Responsibility: edited by Gwendolyn Mikell.

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Demonstrates the Western forms of feminism with which we have become familiar since the 1960s. This book presents case studies of ten African states, demonstrating that African women are creating a  Read more...

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