Africa After Gender?

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Catherine M. Cole, Takyiwaa Manuh, Stephan Miescher
Indiana University Press, 2007 - History - 328 pages
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Gender is one of the most productive, dynamic, and vibrant areas of Africanist research today. But what is the meaning of gender in an African context? Why does gender usually connote women? Why has gender taken hold in Africa when feminism hasn't? Is gender yet another Western construct that has been applied to Africa however ill-suited and riddled with assumptions? Africa After Gender? looks at Africa now that gender has come into play to consider how the continent, its people, and the term itself have changed. Leading Africanist historians, anthropologists, literary critics, and political scientists move past simple dichotomies, entrenched debates, and polarizing identity politics to present an evolving discourse of gender. They show gender as an applied rather than theoretical tool and discuss themes such as the performance of sexuality, lesbianism, women's political mobilization, the work of gendered NGOs, and the role of masculinity in a gendered world. For activists, students, and scholars, this book reveals a rich and cross-disciplinary view of the status of gender in Africa today. Catherine M. Cole is Associate Professor of Dramatic Art and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is author of Ghana's Concert Party Theatre (IUP, 2001). Takyiwaa Manuh is Professor of African Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon, and serves as Director of the Institute of African Studies. Stephan F. Miescher is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author of Making Men in Ghana (IUP, 2005).
  

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Contents

When Was Gender?
1
volatile genders and new african women
15
Unveiling Sexuality Discourses inUganda
17
Representation versus Mobilization inthe South African Gender Commission
30
Placing Schoolgirl Pregnancies inAfrican History
48
4 Dialoguing Women
63
activism and public space
83
Gender Class and thePublic Sphere in Africa
85
10 Gender After Africa
191
Gender and National Identity inWole Soyinkass Death and the Kings Horseman and MariamaBâs Scarlet Song
205
African Women Writers andNational Cultures
223
masculinity misogyny and seniority
239
The Emergence of the MaleBreadwinner in Colonial Southwestern Nigeria
241
Elders Gender and Masculinities inGhana since the Nineteenth Century
253
PostGender Theory andGhanas Popular Culture
270
16 The PostGender Question in African Studies
285

Variations on Gender Relations inthe Yorùbá Popular Theatre
108
7 Doing Gender Work in Ghana
125
A Survey of New WomensOrganizations in Nigeria since the 1990s
150
gender enactments gendered perceptions
169
9 Constituting Subjects through Performative Acts
171
The Production of Gendered Knowledge in the Digital Age
303
Resources for Further Reading
309
Contributors
313
Index
317
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AFRICA AFTER GENDER?
AFRICA AFTER GENDER? AN EXPLORATION OF NEW EPISTEMOLOGIES FOR AFRICAN STUDIES ... Catherine Burns, University of Natal, Africa After Gender? ...
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New Resources Noted
Africa after Gender. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007. Diekmann, Ute. Haiom in the Etosha Region: A History of Colonial Settlement, Ethnicity and ...
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Catherine M. Cole
Africa After Gender? book co-edited with Takyiwaa Manuh and Stephan ... In Africa After Gender?, co-edited Catherine Cole, Takyiwaa Manuh and Stephan ...
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AWID - Announcements
12) A New Resource: "Africa After Gender?" URGENT ACTIONS AND CAMPAIGNS 13) Call for support: G-8, Germany and Mobilization from GCAP in Alternative Forums ...
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INTRODUCTION
(Accepted for Publication) Africa After Gender? Eds. Catherine Cole, Takyiwaa ... ‘Doing Gender Work in Ghana” In, Africa After Gender? Eds. Catherine Cole, ...
www.ug.edu.gh/ ias/ Annual%20Report%202005.pdf

Africa Book Centre Limited Gender and Feminist Theory
AFRICA AFTER GENDER? Cole, Catherine & Manuh, Takyiwaa & Miescher, Stephan F. (Eds.) Gender is one of the most productive, dynamic, and vibrant areas of ...
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図書詳細情報
Africa after gender? / edited by Catherine M. Cole, Takyiwaa Manuh, and Stephan F. Miescher. 出版者, Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press ...
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Crossing the Border: Poverty, HIV and the Women of the Southern ...
Anthropology Department. Honors Projects. Macalester College. Year . Crossing the Border: Poverty, HIV and. the Women of the Southern Ghana-Togo ...
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About the author (2007)

Catherine M. Cole is Associate Professor of Dramatic Art and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is author of Ghana's Concert Party Theatre (IUP, 2001).

Takyiwaa Manuh is Professor of African Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon, and serves as Director of the Institute of African Studies.

Stephan F. Miescher is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author of Making Men in Ghana (IUP, 2005).

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