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African Women in Towns : An Aspect of Africa's Social Revolution - Kenneth Little

African Women in Towns

An Aspect of Africa's Social Revolution

Paperback Published: 29th April 1974
ISBN: 9780521098199
Number Of Pages: 252

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This 1973 book analyses the changing position of women in an urban context in sub-Saharan Africa. In spite of the fact that women, at the time of publication, were often important leaders of opinion and in these countries the proportion of women in professional work was at least as large as in Britain, few researchers and even fewer television and newspaper reporters paid them sufficient attention. As the new role of women in Africa was peculiarly a phenomenon of the city, Professor Little's book uses the concept of urbanization in order to analyse the radical changes taking place. He shows how certain women's movements were growing out of the African woman's desire for a new relationship with the man. This leads him to consider the part played by women in the political arena, and women's position not only in monogamous marriage, but also in extra-marital and sexual relationships.

The urban situation
Women as migrants
Women in the urban economy
Women's urbanization through voluntary associations
Women in the political arena
'Walk-about women'
The world of lovers
Courtship and social mobility
Wife versus lineage
Matrimonial power, parity, and partnership
References cited
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ISBN: 9780521098199
ISBN-10: 052109819X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 29th April 1974
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.32