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Readings in gender in Africa / edited by Andrea Cornwall.

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Bloomington : Indiana University Press ; Oxford : James Currey, 2005.

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vii, 247 pages ; 24 cm


Published in association with the International African Institute.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Western perceptions of African women in the 19th & early 20th centuries / Josephine Beoku-Betts -- Status of women in indigenous African societies / Niara Sudarkasa -- Mapping African feminisms / Obioma Nnaemeka -- Down to fundamentals : women-centered hearth-holds in rural west Africa / Felicia A. Ekejiuba -- Male lesbians & other queer notions in Hausa / Rudolf P. Gaudio -- Noise over camouflaged polygamy, colonial morality taxation, & a woman-naming crisis in Belgian Africa / Nancy Rose Hunt -- Fork up and smile : marketing, colonial knowledge, & the female subject in Zimbabwe / Timothy Burke -- Worries of the heart : widowed mothers, daughters, & masculinities in Maragoli, western Kenya, 1940-60 / Kenda Mutongi -- School fees & the marriage process for Mende girls in Sierra Leone / Caroline Bledsoe -- "No romance without finance" : commodities, masculinities, & relationships amongst Kampalan students / David Mills & Richard Ssewakiryanga -- "Dangerous" love : reflections on violence among Xhosa township youth / Katherine Wood & Rachel Jewkes -- Female farming in anthropology & African history / Jane I. Guyer -- "Gone to their second husbands" : marital metaphors & conjugal contracts in the Gambia's female garden sector / Richard A. Schroeder -- Which family? : problems in the reconstruction of the history of the family as an economic & cultural unit / Megan Vaughan.
Women "entrepreneurs" of early Nairobi / Janet M. Bujra -- Baganda women's night market activities / Nakanyike B. Musisi -- Shunting between masculine ideals : Nigerian railwaymen in the colonial era / Lisa A. Lindsay -- Rebels or status seekers? : women as spirit mediums in east Africa / Iris Berger -- Reflections on slavery, seclusion, & female labor in the Maradi region of Niger in the 19th & 20th centuries / Barbara Cooper -- Gender, culture, & capitalism : women & the remaking of Islamic tradition in a Sudanese village / Victorial Bernal -- Devout domesticity? : a century of African women's Christianity in South Africa / Deborah Gaitskell -- "Called to work for the kingdom of God" : the challenge of Presybyterian masculinities in colonial Ghana / Stephan F. Miescher -- Iyalode in the traditional Yoruba political system / Bolanle Awe -- Rounding up spinsters : gender chaos & unmarried women in colonial Asante / Jean Allmann -- Tanganyikan nationalism as "women's work" : life histories, collective biography, & changing historiography / Susan Geiger -- Gender & decolonization : a study of three women in west African public life / Laray Denzer -- No shortcuts to power : constraints on women's political effectiveness in Uganda / Anne Marie Goetz -- Women in movement : transformations in African political landscapes / Aili Mari Tripp.

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