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Title:Islam, sex roles, and modernization in Bobo-Dioulasso
Author:Quimby, L.G.
Book title:The new religions of Africa
Editor:Jules-Rosette, Bennetta
Year:1979
Pages:203-218
Language:English
Series:Modern sociology
City of publisher:Norwood
Publisher:Ablex Publishing Corporation
Geographic term:Burkina Faso
Subjects:Islam
syncretism
gender relations
Dyula
gender
Abstract:Near the beginning of the 18th century, the Dyula had come to Bobo-Dioulasso (Upper-Volta) where they had overthrown the rulers and established their own dynasty. Dyula males dominated the society; they both denigrated and feared the domestic, nurturant sphere of life to which they relegated their women. When a period of rapid social change in the 20th century eroded many of the political and economic bases of male dominance, men turned to religious ideology and ritual to defend their dominant position.
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