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Title:Being and becoming: gender, culture and shifting identity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Editor:Ukpokolo, ChinyereISNI
Year:2016
Pages:264
Language:English
City of publisher:Denver, CO
Publisher:Spears Media Press
ISBN:1942876076; 9781942876076
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Nigeria
Zimbabwe
Cameroon
Subjects:gender
ethnic identity
women's rights
religion
Abstract:This volume focuses on the intersections of gender, culture and identity. Contributions examine gender issues in diverse African settings, and among various ethnic and religious groups. Women's rights, and their economic and political independence are addressed as well. Contents: What's wrong with essentialism anyway? African women and the question of identity (Abosede Priscilla Ipadeola); Gender in Owu, a timed masquerade festival of the riverine Igbo, southeast Nigeria (Sabine Jell-Bahlsen); Gender, Socialisation and construction of a Muganda woman identity (Elizabeth Kyazike); The violence of silence and the limits of community: the Ikale woman in twenty-first century Nigeria (Oluwakemi Abiodun Adesina); Gender, identity and change: the case of muslim women in northern Nigeria (Aisha Balarabe Bawa); Economic survival, masculinity and shifting cultural definition of the woman's identity in a rural Igbo society (Chinyere Ukpokolo); Indigenous palm oil production in Orile-Owu, Nigeria: a gendered technical and economic practice (Samuel Oluwole Ogundele); Religion and the participation of women in politics in Zimbabwe: changing identities and perspectives (1960s-2014) (Tapiwa Praise Mapuranga); Contesting the margins of modernity: new women, migration and consumption in the western grassfields of Cameroon (Walter Gam Nkwi); Saints and sinners: African holocaust, 'clandestine countermemories' and LGBT visibility politics in postcolonial Africa (Kwame Edwin Otu); 'Being and becoming': rethinking moments of encounter (Anwesha Das); Gender advocacy in Africa: insights from Ifá literary corpus (Omotade Adegbindin). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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