the invention of women making an african sense of western gender discourses

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The Invention Of Women

Author : Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí
ISBN : 0816624410
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The author traces the misapplication of Western, body-oriented concepts of gender through the history of gender discourses in Yoruba studies. THE INVENTION OF WOMEN demonstrates that biology as a rationale for organizing the social world is a Western construction not applicable in Yoruban culture where social organization was determined by relative age.

What Gender Is Motherhood

Author : Oyeronke Oyewumi
ISBN : 9781137521255
Genre : Social Science
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There is significant religious and linguistic evidence that Yorùbá society was not gendered in its original form. In this follow-up to The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses, Oy?wùmí explores the intersections of gender, history, knowledge-making, and the role of intellectuals in the process.

Re Thinking Sexualities In Africa

Author : Signe Arnfred
ISBN : 917106513X
Genre : Social Science
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Extrait de la couverture : "This volume sets out to investigate critically existing lines of tought about sexuality in Africa, while also creating space for alternative approches. Issues of colonial and contemporary discourses on 'African sexuality' and on 'female genital mutilation' are discussed, as are issues of female agency and of feminist engagement with HIV/AIDS. The volume contributes to current efforts to re-think sexualities in the light of feminist, queer and postcolonial theory."

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of African Thought

Author : Abiola Irele
ISBN : 9780195334739
Genre : Africa
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From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the world determined by or derived from the African experience. The Encyclopedia is a large-scale work of 350 entries covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought including historical figures and important social movements, producing a collection that is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent research, and a solid guide for further study.

Africa After Gender

Author : Catherine M. Cole
ISBN : 9780253218773
Genre : History
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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.

Lernen Mensch Zu Sein

Author : Brigitte Buchhammer
ISBN : 9783643508010
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Qualitative Methods In Africana Studies

Author : James L. Conyers Jr.
ISBN : 9780761867531
Genre : History
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This survey of methodology provides a framework for understanding Africana Studies. Correlating this book to research and writing in Africana Studies, helps to extend the perplexity, paradox, and parley of social science and humanistic research. This book attempts to answer, what is Africana Studies with reference to an interdisciplinary body of knowledge? Africana Studies is the global Pan-Africanist study of African phenomena interpreted from an Afrocentric perspective. Among those scholars who contribute to this interdisciplinary body of knowledge, perspective signals the commonality in the school of thought. This book offers general definitions and descriptions of the qualitative and quantitative research.

Geschlecht Im Flexibilisierten Kapitalismus

Author : Ilse Lenz
ISBN : 9783658153489
Genre : Social Science
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Die Geschlechterverhältnisse verändern sich heute in widersprüchlicher Weise. Zunehmender Gleichheit in Beruf und Beziehungen für manche Frauen stehen vertiefte intersektionale Ungleichheiten nach Klasse, Migration und Geschlecht gegenüber. Der Band untersucht diese Veränderungen in den Körpern, Emotionen und Subjektivitäten und er betrachtet die neoliberalen geschlechtlichen Neuformierungen von Staat und globaler Politik. Was bedeuten die Nutzung weiblicher ‚Potenziale’ in verschiedenen Klassen, die Flexibilisierung von Männlichkeiten oder die zunehmende Akzeptanz von Homosexualität und sexueller Vielfalt in staatlichen Politiken? Und inwiefern können leitende Theorieansätze diese Veränderungen erfassen? Wie muss man Geschlecht, Globalisierung oder Kapitalismus (neu) denken, um die Transformationen zu verstehen?

African Gender Studies

Author : Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí
ISBN : 9781137090096
Genre : Sex role
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This is the first comprehensive reader that brings African experiences to bear on the ongoing global discussions of women, gender, and society. Bringing together the essential writing on this topic from the last 25 years, these essays discuss gender in Africa from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Postcolonial Imagination And Moral Representations In African Literature And Culture

Author : Chielozona Eze
ISBN : 9780739145067
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Following in the footsteps of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, the tenor of the postcolonial African culture has been justifiably anti-imperialist. In the 21st century, however, there has been a gradual but certain shift away from the “write-back” discourse paradigm, towards more integrative, globally inflected cultural interpretive models in Africa. This book celebrates the emergence of new interpretive paradigms such as in African philosophy, gender studies and literature.

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