Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


Gender, Economies and Entitlements in Africa

Gender, Economies and Entitlements in Africa. CODESRIA Gender Series Volume 2. Dakar, CODESRIA, 2004, 190 p., ISBN: 2-86978-139-3

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This theoretically sophisticated and empirically grounded book draws extensively on feminist methodologies to discuss gender, economies and entitlements in Africa. It deals critically with a broad range of themes that highlight the structural insensitivities, stereotypes, injustices and inequalities that women are often victims of, despite their significant contributions to household and national economies throughout Africa. Among the issues covered are: gender relations in the family, formal education and health; gender and accessibility to resources; women’s experiences of citizenship; sex identities and sex work; and globalisation, trade and gender. The book captures how, despite phenomenal structural constraints, women as economic agents have refused to celebrate victimhood.

The CODESRIA Gender Series acknowledges the need to challenge the masculinities underpinning the structures of repression that target women. The series aims to keep alive and nourish African social science research with insightful research and debates that challenge conventional wisdom, structures and ideologies that are narrowly informed by caricatures of gender realities. It strives to showcase the best in African gender research and provide a platform for the emergence of new talents to flower.

Contributors

- Elizabeth Annan-Yao
- Zenebe N. Bashaw
- Christine G. Ishengoma
- Godisang Mookodi
- Grace Ongile
- Charmaine Pereira
- Manthiba Phalane
- Richard Ssewakiryanga
- Sylvia Tamale
- Chris Okechukwu Uroh

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