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Readings in gender in Africa

Author: Andrea Cornwall; International African Institute.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press ; Oxford : James Currey, 2005.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Readings in gender in Africa.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press ; Oxford : James Currey, 2005
(DLC) 2005277451
(OCoLC)56650797
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Cornwall; International African Institute.
ISBN: 0852558716 9780852558713
OCLC Number: 298104950
Notes: Published in association with the International African Institute.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 247 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Western perceptions of African women in the 19th & early 20th centuries / Josephine Beoku-Betts --
Status of women in indigenous African societies / Niara Sudarkasa --
Mapping African feminisms / Obioma Nnaemeka --
Down to fundamentals : women-centered hearth-holds in rural west Africa / Felicia A. Ekejiuba --
Male lesbians & other queer notions in Hausa / Rudolf P. Gaudio --
Noise over camouflaged polygamy, colonial morality taxation, & a woman-naming crisis in Belgian Africa / Nancy Rose Hunt --
Fork up and smile : marketing, colonial knowledge, & the female subject in Zimbabwe / Timothy Burke --
Worries of the heart : widowed mothers, daughters, & masculinities in Maragoli, western Kenya, 1940-60 / Kenda Mutongi --
School fees & the marriage process for Mende girls in Sierra Leone / Caroline Bledsoe --
"No romance without finance" : commodities, masculinities, & relationships amongst Kampalan students / David Mills & Richard Ssewakiryanga --
"Dangerous" love : reflections on violence among Xhosa township youth / Katherine Wood & Rachel Jewkes --
Female farming in anthropology & African history / Jane I. Guyer --
"Gone to their second husbands" : marital metaphors & conjugal contracts in the Gambia's female garden sector / Richard. A. Schroeder --
Which family? : problems in the reconstruction of the history of the family as an economic & cultural unit / Megan Vaughan. Women "entrepreneurs" of early Nairobi / Janet M. Bujra --
Baganda women's night market activities / Nakanyike B. Musisi --
Shunting between masculine ideals : Nigerian railwaymen in the colonial era / Lisa A. Lindsay --
Rebels or status seekers? : women as spirit mediums in east Africa / Iris Berger --
Reflections on slavery, seclusion, & female labor in the Maradi region of Niger in the 19th & 20th centuries / Barbara Cooper --
Gender, culture, & capitalism : women & the remaking of Islamic tradition in a Sudanese village / Victorial Bernal --
Devout domesticity? : a century of African women's Christianity in South Africa / Deborah Gaitskell --
"Called to work for the kingdom of God" : the challenge of Presybyterian masculinities in colonial Ghana / Stephan F. Miescher --
Iyalode in the traditional Yoruba political system / Bolanle Awe --
Rounding up spinsters : gender chaos & unmarried women in colonial Asante / Jean Allmann --
Tanganyikan nationalism as "women's work" : life histories, collective biography, & changing historiography / Susan Geiger --
Gender & decolonization : a study of three women in west African public life / Laray Denzer --
No shortcuts to power : constraints on women's political effectiveness in Uganda. Anne Marie Goetz --
Women in movement : transformations in African political landscapes / Aili Mari Tripp.
Responsibility: edited by Andrea Cornwall.

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