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The Resource Women in twentieth-century Africa, Iris Berger

Women in twentieth-century Africa, Iris Berger

Label
Women in twentieth-century Africa
Title
Women in twentieth-century Africa
Statement of responsibility
Iris Berger
Title variation
Women in 20th century Africa
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During a turbulent colonial and postcolonial century, African women struggled to control their own marital, sexual and economic lives and to gain a significant voice in local and national politics. This book introduces many remarkable women, who organized religious and political movements, fought in anti-colonial wars, ran away to escape arranged marriages, and during the 1990s began successful campaigns for gender parity in national legislatures. The book also explores the apparent paradox in the conflicting images of African women - as singularly oppressed and dominated by men, but also as strong, resourceful, and willing to challenge governments and local traditions to protect themselves and their families. Understanding the tension between women's power and their oppression, between their strength and their vulnerability, offers a new lens for understanding the relationship between the state and society in the twentieth century." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berger, Iris
Dewey number
305.409609/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1787
LC item number
.B473 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New approaches to African history
Series volume
10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Feminism
  • Women
  • Women
  • Feminism
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Africa
Label
Women in twentieth-century Africa, Iris Berger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Colonizing African families -- Confrontation and adaptation -- Domesticity and modernization -- Mothers of nationalism -- The struggle continues -- "Messengers of a new design": marriage, family and sexuality -- Women's rights: the second decolonization? -- Empowerment and inequality in a new global age -- Contradictions and challenges
Control code
951812507
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 233 pages
Isbn
9780521517072
Lccn
2015046517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026297594
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)951812507
Label
Women in twentieth-century Africa, Iris Berger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Colonizing African families -- Confrontation and adaptation -- Domesticity and modernization -- Mothers of nationalism -- The struggle continues -- "Messengers of a new design": marriage, family and sexuality -- Women's rights: the second decolonization? -- Empowerment and inequality in a new global age -- Contradictions and challenges
Control code
951812507
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 233 pages
Isbn
9780521517072
Lccn
2015046517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026297594
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)951812507

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