Gendering African Social Spaces

Women, Power, and Cultural Expressions
Author: Toyin Falola,Shadrack Wanjala Nasong'o
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781611637410
Category: Sex role
Page: 336
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This collection focuses on the role of gender in African social spaces. It is noteworthy that, at one time or another in the past, many societies were essentially patriarchal in nature. The dynamic of women's empowerment is thus a pertinent issue in the contemporary world. In this book, gender empowerment and the notion of gendering social spaces are approached broadly. The social spaces addressed range from the political arena to socio-economic spheres and church leadership, as well as spaces for artistic expressions. Accordingly, the editors have divided Gendering African Social Spaces into four parts. The first focuses on the issue of the politics of women's empowerment with particular reference to activities in the political and policy-making spaces in Africa. Part Two deals with women's marginalization, victimization, and violent abuse, along with the special treatment of women with both physical and mental disabilities. Part Three of the book takes on the issue of gender and artistic expressions with a view to assessing the contributions of women to creativity. Part Four rounds out the book with a focus on the role of women in church leadership, with particular focus on Pentecostal churches in Nigeria. The chapters in this book are written by scholars, academics, and practitioners from multiple disciplinary perspectives including the social sciences, humanities, and the natural sciences. This collection is thus rich in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary frameworks. This book is part of the African World Series, edited by Toyin Falola, Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, University of Texas at Austin.

Gendering Knowledge in Africa and the African Diaspora

Contesting History and Power
Author: Toyin Falola
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351711229
Page: N.A
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Gendering Knowledge in Africa and the African Diaspora addresses the question of to what extent the history of gender in Africa is appropriately inscribed in narratives of power, patriarchy, migration, identity and women and men's subjection, emasculation and empowerment. The book weaves together compelling narratives about women, men and gender relations in Africa and the African Diaspora from multidisciplinary perspectives, with a view to advancing original ways of understanding these subjects. The chapters achieve three things: first, they deliberately target long-held but erroneous notions about patriarchy, power, gender, migration and masculinity in Africa and of the African Diaspora, vigorously contesting these, and debunking them; second, they unearth previously marginalized and little known his/herstories, depicting the dynamics of gender and power in places ranging from Angola to Arabia to America, and in different time periods, decidedly gendering the previously male-dominated discourse; and third, they ultimately aim to re-write the stories of women and gender relations in Africa and in the African Diaspora. As such, this work is an important read for scholars of African history, gender and the African Diaspora. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of African Studies, Diaspora Studies, Gender and History.

Gender Epistemologies in Africa

Gendering Traditions, Spaces, Social Institutions, and Identities
Author: O. Oyewumi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230116272
Category: Social Science
Page: 244
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This volume brings together a variety of studies that are engaged with notions of gender in different African localities, institutions and historical time periods. The objective is to expand empirical and theoretical studies that take seriously the idea that in order to understand gender and gender relations in Africa, we must start with Africa.

Leadership and Power in International Development

Navigating the Intersections of Gender, Culture, Context, and Sustainability
Author: Randal Joy Thompson,Julia Storberg-Walker
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787541169
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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Leaders present lessons learned, strategies, challenges, and successes in easy-to-read narratives highlighting their diverse experiences with context, culture, power, gender and sustainability.

Space, Place, and Gendered Violence in South African Writing

Author: S. Gunne
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137442689
Category: Social Science
Page: 235
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Exploring the relationship between space, place, and gendered violence as depicted in a range of South African writing, Gunne examines the social and political conditions of exceptionality during and after apartheid. Writers covered include: Hilda Bernstein, J.M. Coetzee, Achmat Dangor, Ruth First, Nadine Gordimer, and Antjie Krog.

Gendering Urban Space in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa

Author: M. Rieker,K. Ali
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230612474
Category: Social Science
Page: 239
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The essays in this book critically examine the ways in which gendered subjects negotiate their life-worlds in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African urban landscapes. They raise issues surrounding the city as a representative site of personal autonomy and political possibilities for women and/or men.

Shared Spaces and Divided Places

Material Dimensions of Gender Relations and the American Historical Landscape
Author: Deborah L. Rotman,Ellen-Rose Savulis
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572332348
Category: History
Page: 260
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This indispensable collection of essays is among the first to seriously link gender and landscape research, two major emerging topics in historical archaeology, and to explore the relationship between the two. Landscapes represent unique as well as collective experiences, so it is not without cultural significance that landscapes have historically been codified as female. The book represents an intersection of the study of landscape archaeology and space with the study of gender. By expanding the definition of landscape to include interior spaces, by challenging the equivocation of gendered space with feminized space, and by approaching the subject matter dialectically, the book promotes an in-depth understanding of the issues that arise when scholars apply gender issues to the study of space manipulation.

Gender, Sport and Development in Africa

Cross-cultural Perspectives on Patterns of Representations and Marginalization
Author: Jimoh Shehu
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 286978306X
Category: Social Science
Page: 154
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Drawing on various theories and cross-cultural data, the contributors to this volume highlight the various ways in which sport norms, policies, practices and representations pervasively interface with gender and other socially constructed categories of difference. They argue that sport is not only a site of competition and physical recreation, but also a crossroad where features of modern society such as hegemony, identities, democracy, technology, development and master statuses intertwine and bifurcate. As they point out in many ways, sport production, reproduction, distribution and consumption are relational, spatial and contextual and, therefore, do not pay off for men, women and other social groups equally. The authors draw attention to the structure and scope of efforts needed to transform the exclusionary and gendered nature of sport processes to make them adequate to the task of engendering Africa's development. --

Gendering the City

Women, Boundaries, and Visions of Urban Life
Author: Kristine B. Miranne,Alma H. Young
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847694518
Category: Social Science
Page: 229
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Extrait de la couverture : "Gendering the city provides a significant contribution to urban studies, balancing critiques of domination with analyses of how groups and individuals have actively carved out spaces that resist and recofigure dominant gender regimes. The collection draws on a wide range of empirical work, conducted in both canada and the United States, to explore the diversity of women's experiences. It is both grounded and provocative. - Ann Forsyth, Harvard University Graduate School of Design"

Gender in Spanish Urban Spaces

Literary and Visual Narratives of the New Millennium
Author: Maria C. DiFrancesco,Debra J. Ochoa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319473255
Category: Social Science
Page: 402
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This edited collection examines the synergistic relationship between gender and urban space in post-millennium Spain. Despite the social progress Spain has made extending equal rights to all citizens, particularly in the wake of the Franco regime and radically liberating Transición, the fact remains that not all subjects—particularly, women, immigrants, and queers—possess equal autonomy. The book exposes visible shifts in power dynamics within the nation’s largest urban capitals—Madrid and Barcelona—and takes a hard look at more peripheral bedroom communities as all of these spaces reflect the discontent of a post-nationalistic, economically unstable Spain. As the contributors problematize notions of public and private space and disrupt gender binaries related with these, they aspire to engender discussion around civic status, the administration of space and the place of all citizens in a global world.

Negotiation and social space

a gendered analysis of changing kin and security networks in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
Author: Carla Risseeuw,Kamala Ganesh
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 353
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This volume of original essays, a companion to Shifting Circles of Support, offers a fresh conceptualisation which views individuals and, then, relationships as crucial elements in the study of family and kinship.

Critical Beings

Law, Nation, and the Global Subject
Author: Peter Fitzpatrick,Patricia Tuitt
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754622888
Category: Law
Page: 226
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Challenging accounts that would ascribe to them a transitory or incidental place in the establishment of the modern juridical order, this collection argues that excluded or marginalized people are coming to form a new entity - the global legal subject - comparable in ways to other non-state actors operating in the international legal system. It maintains that these global subjects stand as possible precursors to new political ways of being. The book makes an important contribution to debates on law and globalization, and will be of great interest to those concerned with law and the movement of people, law and the formation of identities and law and human rights.

Global Perspectives on Gender and Space

Engaging Feminism and Development
Author: Ann Oberhauser,Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135125252
Category: Science
Page: 246
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Feminism has re-shaped the way we think about equality, power relations and social change. Recent feminist scholarship has provided new theoretical frameworks, methodologies and empirical analyses of how gender and feminism are situated within the development process. Global Perspectives on Gender and Space: Engaging Feminism and Development draws upon this framework to explore the effects of globalization on development in diverse geographical contexts. It explores how women’s and men’s lives are gendered in specific spaces as well as across multiple landscapes. Traveling from South Asia to sub-Saharan Africa to North America and the Caribbean, the contributions illustrate the link between gender and global development, including economic livelihoods, policy measures and environmental change. Divided into three sections, Global Perspectives on Gender and Space showcases the following issues: One) the impact of neoliberal policies on transnational migration, public services and microfinance programs; Two) feminist and participatory methodologies employed in the evaluation of land use, women’s cooperatives and liberation struggles and Three) gendered approaches to climate change, natural disasters and conservation the global South. A feminist lens is the common thread throughout these sections that weaves gender into the very fabric of everyday life, providing a common link between varied spaces around the globe by mapping gendered patterns of power and social change. This timely volume provides geographic comparisons and case studies to give empirically informed insights on processes and practices relevant to feminism and development. It illustrates ways to empower individuals and communities through transnational struggles and grassroots organizations, while emphasizing human rights and gender equity, and will be of interest to those studying Geography, Development Studies, International Relations and Gender Studies.

Africa After Gender?

Author: Catherine M. Cole,Takyiwaa Manuh
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253218772
Category: History
Page: 328
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Gender is one of the most productive, dynamic, and vibrant areas of Africanist research today. This volume looks at Africa now that gender has come into play to consider how the continent, its people, and the term itself have changed.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959676433
Category: History
Page: 416
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Tourism and Gender

Embodiment, Sensuality and Experience
Author: Annette Pritchard
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845932714
Category: Social Science
Page: 318
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While contemporary popular discourses dismiss gender and feminism as passé, patriarchy and sexism continue to limit human possibilities around the globe. The tourism industry can be a force for empowerment but it can also shore up exploitative gendered practices. At the same time, tourism enquiry itself continues to be dominated by western, masculinist approaches. This collection of studies seeks to advance feminist and gender tourism studies with its focus on embodiment. Broad themes include the construction of narratives, how discourses of desire, sensuality and sexuality pervade the tourism experience, the use of the body to represent femininity, masculinity and sensuality, and finally how travel and tourism allow for empowerment, resistance and carnivalesque opportunities.

Being and Becoming

Gender, Culture and Shifting Identity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Author: Ukpokolo, Chinyere
Publisher: Spears Media Press
ISBN: 1942876076
Category: Social Science
Page: 278
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This book illuminates the complex and constantly shifting social and cultural dynamics that shape people's identity. Specifically, the volume focuses on the intersections of gender with, culture and identity, and at different historical epochs; on the way men and women define themselves and are defined by diverse peoples and cultures across time and space in sub-Saharan Africa. The discussions presented in this anthology primarily focus on 'being' as 'a state' or 'condition', defined by sex identity, and how this identity shifts, and hence 'becoming', assuming diverse meanings in disparate societies, contexts, and time. The discourse, therefore, moves from how the perception of the self in cultural and historical contexts has informed actions and at some other times shaped interpretations given to historical facts, to how changing economic realities also shape the definitions and constructions of social and relational issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. The historical trajectories of Islamic religion, colonialism and Christian missionary activities in sub-Saharan Africa have shaped the worlds of the peoples of the region and impacted on gender relations.

Women, Literature, and Development in Africa

Author: Anthonia C. Kalu
Publisher: Africa World Press
ISBN: 9780865439276
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 183
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In a powerful exploration of contemporary African scholars' efforts to re-chart and preserve the evolution of African thought on development, Kalu brings together various dominant perspectives on Africa's entry and participation in the international arena. Using African verbal arts to bring women into ongoing discussions about the search for feasible paradigms for African development, as well as world assumptions about Africa and African women, Kalu successfully elucidates the encounter between African and colonists' languages and narrative traditions.

Gender and Social Movements

Author: M. Bahati Kuumba
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759101883
Category: Social Science
Page: 188
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In this brief text examining gender roles in social movements, M. Bahati Kuumba shows how liberation struggles are viewed through women's eyes and how gender affects women's mobilization, strategies, and outcomes in social movement organizations. Gender and Social Movements is the ideal text to introduce a sophisticated view of race and gender into social movement courses. Visit our website for sample chapters!