HAFKIN, NANCY J. & BAY, EDNA G. (EDITORS).
Title Women In Africa: Studies In Social And Economic Change.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.
Edition First Edition (Unstated).
Publisher Stanford University Press, Stanford: 1976.
0804709068 / 9780804709064
Seller ID 61140X1
This collectioin of papers - all but one previously unpublished - presents the results of recent field research in the disciplines of history, political science, anthropology, sociology, and economics, The chief emphasis here is on change: on viewing African women as agents of change from the first arrival of Europeans to the present; and on seeking to change the perspective from which African women have been studied in the past.The papers encompass settings as diverse as eighteenth-century Senegal and contemporary Mozambique. Politically and socially, too, the local settings are various, including Igbo village, the marketplaces of Abidjan and Accra, a development scheme in rural Tanzania, the churches of Freetown, and the streets of Mombassa. The contributors are Iris Berger, James L. Brain, George E. Brooks, Jr., Margaret Jean Hay, Barbara C.Lewis, Leith Mullings, Kamene Okonjo, Claire Robertson, Filomina Chioma Steady, Maregaret Strobel, and Judith Van Allen. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: African Women, Social Change, Nancy J. Hafkin, Edna G. Bay, Women's Studies, History, Political Science, Anglican Church, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Change, Europeans, Senegal, Mozambique, Marketplaces, Abidjan, Accra, Tanzania, Churches, Freetown, Mombassa, Iris Berger, James L. Brain, George E. Brooks Jr., Margaret Jean Hay, Barbara C. Lewis, Leith Mullings, Kamene Okonjo, Claire Robertson, Filomina Chioma Steady, Maregaret Strobel, Judith Van Allen, Colonialism, Great Britain, Igbo, Marriage, Slaves, Patrilineality).