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Cultural construction of women's economic marginality : the fulbe of Northeastern Nigeria

Author: Catherine Ver Eecke
Publisher: [East Lansing, Mich.] : Michigan State University, ©1989.
Series: Working paper (Michigan State University. Office of Women in International Development), #195.
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During the last few centuries, Islam has become firmly implanted in the culture of many West African societies, and with it, Islamic ideology has been variably interpreted to circumscribe the roles women may play. In some of these societies, pre-Islamic (African) women's roles, including those pertaining to trade, have been maintained, though now operating within the confines of the ideology of purdah (seclusion).  Read more...
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Ver Eecke, Catherine.
Cultural construction of women's economic marginality.
[East Lansing, Mich.] : Michigan State University, ©1989
(OCoLC)654357615
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Ver Eecke
OCLC Number: 21276252
Description: 24 pages : maps ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Working paper (Michigan State University. Office of Women in International Development), #195.
Responsibility: by Catherine Ver Eecke.

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During the last few centuries, Islam has become firmly implanted in the culture of many West African societies, and with it, Islamic ideology has been variably interpreted to circumscribe the roles women may play. In some of these societies, pre-Islamic (African) women's roles, including those pertaining to trade, have been maintained, though now operating within the confines of the ideology of purdah (seclusion). However, this kind of transformation has not been the case among settled Muslim Fulbe in northeastern Nigeria, in which both pre-Islamic and Islamic cultural elements have been blended in a way that precludes many women's activities beyond reproduction and the performance of domestic chores. In a broad sense, this paper suggests that the recent literature on Northern Nigerian women has failed to adequately portray the variable roles the women play and the factors, especially the cultural ones, that condition them. More specifically, the paper identifies the cultural and historical elements that have shaped Fulbe women's roles into their modern day form, the place that Islam has assumed in ramifying these tendencies, and its repercussions for the fuller participation of Fulbe women in public affairs and development.

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