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Title:Gender Ideology and Manoeuvring Space for Female Fisheries Entrepreneurs
Author:Overċ, RagnhildISNI
Year:2003
Periodical:Research Review (ISSN 0855-4412)
Volume:19
Issue:2
Pages:49-66
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., maps
Geographic terms:Ghana
West Africa
Subjects:Adangme
Anlo
Fanti
women entrepreneurs
marine fisheries
Cultural Roles
divorce
Labor and Employment
gender
women
fisheries
Businesswomen
Fishery processing
Fish trade
Abstract:Local gender ideologies vary considerably in fishing communities along the coast of Ghana. This article compares the extent to which women convert capital accumulated in the female-dominated fish market into ownership of fishing equipment in the male-dominated fisheries in three ethnically diverse communities - Fante (in Moree), Ga-Adangbe (Kpone) and Anlo-Ewe (Dzelukope) - where the author carried out fieldwork in 1991, 1994 and 1995. Kinship ideologies, post-marital residence patterns and gender division of labour and roles in the local fishing economies shape women's place-specific manoeuvring spaces. The paper argues that a loyal and trustworthy male cooperation partner is a prerequisite for the success of female entrepreneurs in a male arena like fisheries. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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