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Gendered Encounters : Challenging Cultural Boundaries and Social Hierarchies in Africa.

Author: Maria Grosz-Ngate; Omari Kokole
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book makes a significant contribution to contemporary debates on ""globalization, "" culture and gender. Focusing on intersections of the local and the global in Africa, contributors elucidate how translocal and transnational cultural currents are mediated by gender, how they reshape gender constructs and relations, and how they both manifest and impinge on relations of power.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Grosz-Ngate, Maria.
Gendered Encounters : Challenging Cultural Boundaries and Social Hierarchies in Africa.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Grosz-Ngate; Omari Kokole
ISBN: 9781136670589 1136670580
OCLC Number: 869095423
Description: 1 online resource (461 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Introduction; Part One Women Negotiating Boundaries; Crossing Boundaries/Changing Identities: Female Slaves, Male Strangers, and Their Descendants in Nineteenthand Twentieth-Century Anlo; Diaspora African Repatriation: The Place of Diaspora Women in the Pan-African Nexus; Popular Music, Urban Society, and Changing Gender Relations in Kinshasa, Zaire (1950-1990); Part Two Gender And The Mediation Of Modernity. ""To Determine the Scale of wants of the Community"": Gender and African ConsumptionEmbodying the Contradictions of Modernity: Gender and Spirit Possession among Maasai in Tanzania; Islam, Transnational Culture, and Modernity in Rural Sudan; Part Three Engendering Cultural Flows; Dying Gods and Queen Mothers: The international Politics of Social Reproduction in Africa and Europe; Foreign Tongues and Domestic Bodies: Gendered Cultural Regions and Regionalized Sacred Flows; From Story to Song: Gender, Nationhood, and the Migratory Text; Traffic in Men; Postlude; Index.

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