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African women : a modern history

Author: Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : WestviewPress, 1997.
Series: Social change in global perspective.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tracing the lot of African women from the eve of the colonial period to the present, Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch explores the stages and forms of women's collective roles as well as their individual emancipation through revolts, urban migrations, economic impacts, social claims, political strength, and creativity. Comparing case studies drawn from throughout the region, she sheds light on issues ranging from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coquery-Vidrovitch, Catherine.
African women.
Boulder, Colo. : WestviewPress, 1997
(OCoLC)654600353
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch
ISBN: 0813323606 9780813323602 0813323614 9780813323619
OCLC Number: 35849099
Description: xviii, 308 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Nineteenth-century women --
Peasant women --
Slave women --
Women and trade at the dawn of colonialism --
Powerful women; Female identity and culture --
From the country to the city --
Rural women and colonialism --
Women and urban migration --
Women in the city from colonization to independence: The urban condition --
Women and trade --
Domestic service --
Prostitution: from "free" women to women with AIDS --
Women and factory work --
Women and poverty: the future of female informal-sector employment --
Women and modern life --
Women and school --
Women and politics: resistance and action in West Africa --
Women and politics: delay in Zaire --
Women and politics: the war for national liberation --
Sexuality and emancipation.
Series Title: Social change in global perspective.
Other Titles: Africaines.
Responsibility: Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch ; translated by Beth Gillian Raps.
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This study reconstructs the history of women in Sub-Saharan Africa. It explores the stages of women's collective roles as well as their individual emancipation through revolts, urban migrations,  Read more...

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