African women : a modern history / Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch ; translated by Beth Gillian Raps

Author(s): Coquery-Vidrovitch, Catherine
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Subjects: Women--Africa, Sub-Saharan--History--19th century
Women--Africa, Sub-Saharan--History--20th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, French (translated from)
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: Augmented new ed
Published: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997
Series: Social change in global perspective
Social change in global perspective (Boulder, Colo.)
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: xviii, 308 p., [10] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
Introduction 1
1. Peasant Women 9
2. Slave Women 21
3. Women and Trade at the Dawn of Colonialism 30
4. Powerful Women 34
5. Female Identity and Culture 45
6. Rural Women and Colonialism 59
7. Women and Urban Migration 73
8. The Urban Condition 89
9. Women and Trade 94
10. Domestic Service 109
11. Prostitution: From "Free" Women to Women with AIDS 117
12. Women and Factory Work 129
13. Women and Poverty: The Future of Female Informal-Sector Employment 136
14. Women and School 143
15. Women and Politics: Resistance and Action in West Africa 159
16. Women and Politics: Delay in Zaire 184
17. Women and Politics: The Wars for National Liberation 188
18. Sexuality and Emancipation 200
Conclusion: The Future 231
Notes 235
Bibliography: African Women in Modern History 265
About the Book and Author 286
Index 287
Alternate Title(s): Africaines.
Notes: LCCN: 96047847
ISBN: 0813323606 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0813323614 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-285) and index
OCLC Number: 35849099
ISBN/ISSN: 0813323606
0813323614