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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Body politics and women citizens: African experiences
Editors:Schlyter, AnnISNI
Chipeta, Lucy KondwaniISNI
Year:2009
Issue:24
Pages:151
Language:English
Series:Sida Studies (ISSN 1404-9562)
City of publisher:Stockholm
Publisher:Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
ISBN:9789158641006
Geographic terms:Africa
Egypt
Malawi
Mali
Mozambique
Senegal
South Africa
Zambia
Subjects:women
body
gender inequality
women's rights
female circumcision
conference papers (form)
2009
External link:https://www.sida.se/English/publications/112399/body-politics-and-women-citizens---african-experiences/
Abstract:The papers in this volume were originally presented at a conference on gender justice and body politics in Cape Town in 2009. The perspective of body politics reveals a growing concern about the constraints on women claiming their rights, and points to the need to identify new methods to support women's full and active citizenship. Contributions: Introduction (Ann Schlyter); Contesting illegality: women in the informal copper business on the Zambian Copperbelt (Patience Mususa); Women coping with change: urban poverty and everyday politics in northern Mozambique (Margareta Espling); Bodies at work in Volvo plants in Sweden and South Africa (Paula Mählck); Polygamous families in urban Malawi: sharing housing and resources (Lucy Kondwani Chipeta); Essential motherhood: implications for law and population policy (Zambia) (Mulela Margaret Munalula); Teenage pregnancy and HIV in South Africa (Nolwazi Mkhwanazi); From pain to virtue: clitoridectomy and other ordeals in the creation of a female person (Senegal) (Lisen Dellenborg); Bearing the pain: changing views of the meaning and morality of suffering (Egypt) (Maria Malmström); Women in the back seat in Malian citizenship (Assitan Diallo); Gendered spectacle: new terrains of struggle in South Africa (Desiree Lewis); Postscript: challenges to rights-based approaches in support of women citizens (Ann Schlyter). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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