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Gender Epistemologies in Africa : Gendering Traditions, Spaces, Social Institutions, and Identities - Oyeronke Oyewumi

Gender Epistemologies in Africa

Gendering Traditions, Spaces, Social Institutions, and Identities

Hardcover Published: 14th December 2010
ISBN: 9780230623453
Number Of Pages: 244

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This volume brings together a variety of studies that are engaged with notions of gender in different African localities, institutions and historical time periods. The objective is to expand empirical and theoretical studies that take seriously the idea that in order to understand gender and gender relations in Africa, we must start with Africa.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Contributorsp. xi
Introduction: Genderingp. 1
Decolonizing the Intellectual and the Quotidian: Yorùbá Scholars(hip) and Male Dominancep. 9
Gender in Translation: Efúnsetán Aníwúràp. 35
Ode to Patriarchy: The Fine Line between Praise and Criticism in a Popular Senegalese Poemp. 63
Women and Leadership in Nigerian Islam: The Experience of Alhaja Sheidat Mujidat Adéoyè of Òsogbop. 85
Engendering Critical Spatial Literacy: Migrant Asante Women and the Politics of Urban Spacep. 101
Outsiders Within: Experiences of Women Academics in Kenyap. 119
Self-Image and Self-Naming: A Discursive and Social Analysis of Women's Microenterprises in Senegal and Malip. 155
Irua Ria Atumia and Anticolonial Struggles among the Gikuyu of Kenya: A Counternarrative on "Female Genital Mutilation"p. 179
NAKABUMBA: God Creates Humanity as a Potter Creates a Potp. 199
Beyond Gendercentric Models: Restoring Motherhood to Yorùbá Discourses of Art and Aestheticsp. 223
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780230623453
ISBN-10: 023062345X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 14th December 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1