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Title:Transatlantic feminisms: women and gender studies in Africa and the diaspora
Editors:Rodriguez, Cheryl Rene
Tsikata, DzodziISNI
Adomako Ampofo, AkosuaISNI
City of publisher:Lanham
Publisher:Lexington Books
ISBN:1498507166; 9781498507165; 1498507182; 9781498507189; 9781498507172
Geographic terms:Africa
United States
women artists
women workers
women migrants
women's education
Abstract:This collective volume contains works on women's lives in Africa and the African diaspora, from a feminist perspective. It contains three themed parts, part one is about feminist politics and 'black' feminisms, part two addresses the issue of women's representation, and part three investigates experiences of women migrants, women workers and school girls. Contributions: Part I Feminist organizing, electoral representation, and transformation in Africa ( Lyn Ossome); This bridge called the Internet: black lesbian feminist activism in Santo Domingo (Rachel Afi Quinn); Fighting Shirley Chisholm: discourses of race and gender in U.S. politics (Yveline Alexis); Academics and praxis: Caribbean feminisms (A. Lynn Bolles); Experiences in transformative feminist movement building at the grassroots level in Tanzania (Marjorie Mbilinyi and Gloria Shechambo). -- Part II 'Mucamas' and 'mulatas': black Brazillian feminisms, representations, and ethnography (Erica L. Williams); Feminist perspectives in 'Purple hibiscus' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and 'Everything good will come' by Sefi Atta (Rose A. Sackeyfio); Black women and U.S. pop culture in the post-identity era: the case of Beyoncé Knowles (Manoucheka Celeste); Contemporary black photographic practice in Miami, Florida: Noelle Theard and Donnalyn Anthony (Lara Stein Pardo). Part III Like your own child? Employers' perspectives and domestic work relations in Ghana (Dzodzi Tsikata); Young women and survival in post-war Uganda: experiences of secondary school girls (Jody Lynn McBrien, Betty Akullu Ezati, and Jan Stewart); Borders within borders: Haitian migrant women, Dominican 'pepeceras', and the power geographies of transnational markets (Jennifer L. Shoaff); 'You have to move!': feminist ethnography and narratives of displacement (Cheryl R. Rodriguez); Uneven integration among African immigrant women in France (Loretta E. Bass); 'How can I come to work on Saturdays when I have a family?': Ghanaian women and bank work in a neoliberal era (Nana Akua Anyidoho and Akosua Adomako Ampofo). [ASC Leiden abstract]