Engendering African Social Sciences. Ayesha Iman, Amina Mana, & Fatou Sow. Dakar, CODESRIA, 1997 (reprinted in 1999), 470 p., ISBN: 2-86978-063-XNumber of visits: 3010
Engendering African Social Sciences is not a simple development of knowledge, but is also necessarily and simultaneously a profound political struggle over power and resources. This is the message that is carried in this very important book which offers a critique and directions for gendering the social sciences in Africa.
The volume is an outcome of a workshop organized by CODESRIA to provide an introduction to issues raised by gender analysis for those who are new to the field and to advance the state of knowledge about gender, particularly in, and for Africa. The sixteen chapters here cover methodological and epistemological questions and substantive issues in the various social sciences disciplines ranging from Economics, Politics, History to Sociology and Anthropology. Extensively researched, and in many places, elegantly and forcefully argued, the book represents a pioneering and far-reaching contribution to the field.