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What Gender is Motherhood? : Changing Yoru?ba? Ideals of Power, Procreation, and Identity in the Age of Modernity.

Author: Oyeronke Oyewumi
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan US, 2015.
Series: Gender and cultural studies in Africa and the diaspora.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Oyewumi, Oyeronke
What Gender is Motherhood? : Changing Yoru?ba? Ideals of Power, Procreation, and Identity in the Age of Modernity
New York : Palgrave Macmillan US,c2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oyeronke Oyewumi
ISBN: 9781137521255 1137521252
OCLC Number: 961063766
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (270 p.)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; A Note on Orthography; Introduction: Exhuming Subjugated Knowledge and Liberating Marginalized Epistemes; 1. Divining Knowledge: The Man Question in Ifá; 2. (Re)Casting the Yorùbá World: Ifá, Ìyá, and the Signification of Difference; 3. Matripotency: Ìyá in Philosophical Concepts and Sociopolitical Institutions; 4. Writing and Gendering the Past: Akọ̀wé and the Endogenous Production of History; 5. The Gender Dictaters: Making Gender Attributions in Religion and Culture 6. Toward a Genealogy of Gender, Gendered Names, and Naming Practices7. The Poetry of Weeping Brides: The Role and Impact of Marriage Residence in the Making of Praise Names; 8. Changing Names: The Roles of Christianity and Islam in Making Yorùbá Names Kosher for the Modern World; Conclusion: Motherhood in the Quest for Social Transformation; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Gender and cultural studies in Africa and the diaspora.

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