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African women : a political economy /
edited by Meredeth Turshen.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
xii, 217 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0230106757 (hardback), 9780230106758 (hardback)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230106757 (hardback)
9780230106758 (hardback)
abstract
"This anthology gives a historically aware overview of the political and economic issues facing African women since Independence. It incorporates gender and transnational theory in its theoretical discussion of African women from the perspective of political economy. The three main themes are African feminism, women and work, and women and politics. The issue of women's control over labor is central, as is a comparative perspective of women's political movements. Written by Africans and Africanists, this significant and much-needed work is an examination of these themes and a critical evaluation of materialist thought on the political and economic aspects of African women's studies"--
catalogue key
7355787
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-207) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Meredeth Turshen is a Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. She holds a D. Phil. in comparative politics from the University of Sussex in England. She has written four books: The Political Ecology of Disease in Tanzania (1984), The Politics of Public Health (1989), Privatizing Health Services in Africa (1999), and Women's Health Movements: A Global Force for Change (2007).
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This edited volume will present three main themes of African women: African feminism, women and work, and women and politics, to inform readers of the current debates, to encourage new thinking on these issues, and to indicate areas for needed research.
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This book will present three main themes of African women: African feminism, women and work, and women and politics
Main Description
This anthology gives a historically aware overview of the political and economic issues facing African women since Independence. It incorporates gender and transnational theory in its theoretical discussion of African women from the perspective of political economy. The three main themes are African feminism, women and work, and women and politics. The issue of women's control over labor is central, as is a comparative perspective of women's political movements. Written by Africans and Africanists, this significant and much-needed work is an examination of these themes and a critical evaluation of materialist thought on the political and economic aspects of African women's studies.
Main Description
This anthology gives a historically aware overview of the political and economic issues facing African women since Independence. It incorporates gender and transnational theory in its theoretical discussion of African women from the perspective of political economy. The three main themes are African feminism, women and work, and women and politics. The issue of women’s control over labor is central, as is a comparative perspective of women’s political movements. Written by Africans and Africanists, this significant and much-needed work is an examination of these themes and a critical evaluation of materialist thought on the political and economic aspects of African women’s studies.
Main Description
This book will present three main themes of African women: African feminism, women and work, and women and politics, to inform readers of the current debates, to encourage new thinking on these issues, and to indicate areas for needed research. By gaining a theoretical understanding of African women from the perspective of political economy, this text will encourage scholars to evaluate the political and economic aspects of this field of African women's studies critically.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Permissionsp. xi
The Political Economy of Women in Africap. 1
Exceptionalism Is a Feminist Issue in Southern Africap. 23
Domestic Workers in South Africa: Class, Race, and Genderp. 35
The Proletarianization of Women in Tanzaniap. 53
Gender and Contract Farming: Growing Tea in Kenyap. 71
Capitalist Development and Women's Work: A Nigerian Case Studyp. 85
Structural Adjustment and Women in Zimbabwep. 97
Women in Mozambique: Gender Struggles and Gender Politicsp. 113
Angolan Women's Congressp. 129
Strategies for Change: Women and Politics in Eritrea and South Africap. 137
The Nigerian Feminist Movement: Lessons from Women in Nigeria (WIN)p. 155
Isis-WICCE Continues to Bring Women Togetherp. 167
Sudanese Women Writing Their Statusp. 173
Tuareg Women, Gender Politics, and Rebellion in Niger Republicp. 183
Bibliographyp. 195
Contributorsp. 209
Indexp. 213
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