Gender Epistemologies in Africa

Gendering Traditions, Spaces, Social Institutions, and Identities

Author: O. Oyewumi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230116272

Category: Social Science

Page: 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.
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Muslim Ethiopia

The Christian Legacy, Identity Politics, and Islamic Reformism

Author: Terje Østebø

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137322098

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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Drawing on international and multidisciplinary expertise, this pioneering edited collection analyzing Islam in contemporary Ethiopia challenges the popular notion of a 'Christian Ethiopia' imagined as the century-old, never colonized Abyssinia, isolated in the highlands and dominated by Orthodox Christianity.
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Gender and Language in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tradition, struggle and change

Author: Lilian Lem Atanga,Sibonile Edith Ellece,Lia Litosseliti,Jane Sunderland

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027272301

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 331

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Gender and Language in Sub-Saharan Africa: Tradition, Struggle and Change is the first book to bring together the topics of language and gender, African languages, and gender in African contexts, and it does so in a descriptive, explanatory and critical way. Including fascinating new work and new, often challenging data from Botswana, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, this collection looks at some ‘traditional’ uses of language in relation to the gender of its speakers and the gendered nature of the languages themselves; it also identifies and explores social change in terms of both gender and sexuality, as reflected in and constructed by language and discourse. The contributions to this volume are accessibly written and will be of interest to students and established academics working on African sociolinguistics and discourse, as well as those whose interest is language, gender and sexuality.
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Gender Epistemologies and Eurasian Borderlands

Author: M. Tlostanova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230113923

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Tlostanova examines Central Asia and the Caucasus to trace the genealogy of feminism in those regions following the dissolution of the USSR. The forms it takes resist interpretation through the lenses of Western feminist theory and woman of color feminism, hence Eurasian borderland feminism must chart a third path.
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Gender in African Women's Writing

Identity, Sexuality, and Difference

Author: Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253211491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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"This is a cogent analysis of the complexities of gender in the work of nine contemporary Anglophone and Francophone novelists.... offers illuminating interpretations of worthy writers... " —Multicultural Review "This book reaffirms Bessie Head's remark that books are a tool, in this case a tool that allows readers to understand better the rich lives and the condition of African women. Excellent notes and a rich bibliography." —Choice "... a college-level analysis which will appeal to any interested in African studies and literature." —The Bookwatch This book applies gender as a category of analysis to the works of nine sub-Saharan women writers: Aidoo, Bá, Beyala, Dangarembga, Emecheta, Head, Liking, Tlali, and Zanga Tsogo. The author appropriates western feminist theories of gender in an African literary context, and in the process, she finds and names critical theory that is African, indigenous, self-determining, which she then melds with western feminist theory and comes out with an over-arching theory that enriches western, post-colonial and African critical perspectives.
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Africa After Gender?

Author: Catherine M. Cole,Takyiwaa Manuh,Stephan Miescher

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253218772

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Gender is one of the most productive, dynamic, and vibrant areas of Africanist research today. This volume looks at Africa now that gender has come into play to consider how the continent, its people, and the term itself have changed.
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Gender History Across Epistemologies

Author: Donna R. Gabaccia,Mary Jo Maynes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111850822X

Category: History

Page: 352

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Gender History Across Epistemologies offers broad rangeof innovative approaches to gender history. The essays reveal howhistorians of gender are crossing boundaries - disciplinary,methodological, and national - to explore new opportunities forviewing gender as a category of historical analysis. Essays present epistemological and theoretical debates centralin gender history over the past two decades Contributions within this volume to the work on gender historyare approached from a wide range of disciplinary locations andapproaches The volume demonstrates that recent approaches to genderhistory suggest surprising crossovers and even the discovery ofcommon grounds
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