African feminism : the politics of survival in sub-Saharan Africa / edited by Gwendolyn Mikell

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Subjects: Women in development--Africa, Sub-Saharan
Feminism--Africa, Sub-Saharan
Women--Africa, Sub-Saharan--Social conditions
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1997
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: xv, 361 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Introduction / Gwendolyn Mikell 1
1. Changing the Meaning of Marriage: Women and Family Law in Cote d'Ivoire / Jeanne Maddox Toungara 53
2. Wives, Children, and Intestate Succession in Ghana / Takyiwaa Manuh 77
3. Pleas for Domestic Relief: Akan Women and Family Courts / Gwendolyn Mikell 96
4. Swazi Women Workers in Cottage Industries and Factories / Betty J. Harris 127
5. Alcohol and Politics in Urban Zambia: The Intersection of Gender and Class / Ilsa M. Glazer 142
6. Women's Roles in Settlement and Resettlement in Mali / Dolores Koenig 159
7. Ethiopian Rural Women and the State / Tsehai Berhane-Selassie 182
8. Women and Grassroots Politics in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire / Carlene H. Dei 206
9. Kenyan Women in Politics and Public Decision Making / Maria Nzomo 232
10. "Our Women Keep Our Skies from Falling": Women's Networks and Survival Imperatives in Tshunyane, South Africa / Shawn Riva Donaldson 257
11. Technology and the Fuel Crisis: Adjustment among Women in Northern Nigeria / D. J. Shehu 276
12. Swazi Traditional Healers, Role Transformation, and Gender / Enid Gort 298
13. AIDS, Gender, and Sexuality during Africa's Economic Crisis / Brooke Grundfest Schoepf 310
Conclusions: Theorizing and Strategizing about African Women and State Crisis / Gwendolyn Mikell 333
Table A.1. Sub-Saharan Africa: Male-Female Data 347
Table A.2. Economic Activity by Sector and Sex 348
Table A.3. Sub-Saharan Africa Socioeconomic Data 348
List of Contributors 349
Name Index 353
Subject Index 355
Additional Authors: Mikell, Gwendolyn
Notes: LCCN: 97006260
ISBN: 0812233492 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 081221580X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 36351237
ISBN/ISSN: 0812233492