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Womanhood and girlhood in twenty-first-century middle class Kenya : disrupting patri-centered frameworks

Author: Besi Brillian Muhonja
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This examination of Kenya's middle class demonstrates how contemporary social performances of femaleness are disrupting and complicating conceptions of gender and gendered identities and institutions. This book will alter scholarship of female gender identity in Kenya, forcing the creation of new, responsive action for African girls and women.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Besi Brillian Muhonja
ISBN: 9781498534345 1498534341
OCLC Number: 1013889499
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapter 1: Elective Lone Parenting, New Matrilines and MatriarchiesChapter 2: Usichana wa Ubabi Erasures of Ritual and the Myth of IndependenceChapter 3: The Production of BridehoodChapter 4: Wifing Bodies (Re)negotiating SelfhoodChapter 5: New Spaces, New Identities, New Languages
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