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Courtyards, markets, city streets : urban women in Africa

Author: Kathleen E Sheldon
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : WestviewPress, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although women have long been active residents in African cities, explorations of their contributions have been marginal. This volume brings women into the center of the urban landscape, using case  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Courtyards, markets, city streets.
Boulder, Colo. : WestviewPress, ©1996
(OCoLC)654470009
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen E Sheldon
ISBN: 0813386853 9780813386850 0813386861 9780813386867
OCLC Number: 34933971
Description: viii, 342 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Introduction. --
Urban African women: courtyards, markets, city streets / Kathleen Sheldon --
Part 2: Migration and urbanization. --
South African women and migration in Umtata, Transkei, 1800-1935 / Sean Redding --
Transitions in Kenyan patriarchy: attempts to control Nairobi area traders, 1920-1963 / Claire C. Robertson --
Three generations of Hausa women in Kaduna, Nigeria, 1925-1985 / Catherine M. Coles --
Part 3: Courtyards: marriage, family, and housing. --
Washing dirty laundry in public: local courts, custom, and gender relations in postcolonial Lusaka / Karen Tranberg Hansen --
Can polygyny be avoided in Dakar? / Philippe Antoine and Jeanne Nanitelamio --
Health, gender relations, and poverty in the AIDS era / Brooke Grundfest Schoepf --
Moving and coping: women tenants in Gweru, Zimbabwe / Miriam Grant --
Part 4: Markets: work and survival. --
Women in business: class and Nairobi's small and medium-sized producers / Dorothy McCormick --
Beyond simple survival: women microentrepreneurs in Harare and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe / Mary Johnson Osirim --
Prostitution, a petit-métier during economic crisis: a road to women's liberation? The case of Cameroon / Paulette Beat Songue --
Part 5: City streets: politics and community. --
'I am with you as never before': women in urban protest movements, Alexandra Township, South Africa, 1912-1945 / John Nauright --
Urban women's movements and political liberalization in East Africa / Aili Mari Tripp.
Responsibility: edited by Kathleen Sheldon.
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