The Invention Of Women

Author: Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816624416
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THE INVENTION OF WOMEN demonstrates that biology as a rationale for organizing the social world is a Western construction not applicable in Yoruban culture where social organization was determined by relative age.

The Invention Of Women

Author: Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452903255
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"The "woman question", this book asserts, is a Western one, and not a proper lens for viewing African society.

What Gender Is Motherhood

Author: Oyeronke Oyewumi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137521252
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There is significant religious and linguistic evidence that Yorùbá society was not gendered in its original form.

Re Thinking Sexualities In Africa

Author: Signe Arnfred
Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute
ISBN: 9789171065131
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This touches on mainstreaming gender into development programmes. Many
men and women consider womanism a more conciliatory gender theory than
feminism. ... African women's reality are occasioned by the imposition of Western
canons of gender analysis on African realities as delineated in her remarkable
work: The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender
Discourses.

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of African Thought

Author: Abiola Irele
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195334736
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“'Yoruba's Don't Do Gender': A Critical Review of Oyeronke Oyewumi's The
Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses.”
African Gender Scholarship: Concepts, Methodologies and Paradigms, pp. 61–
81.

African Women And Feminism

Author: Oyeronke Oyewumi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780865436282
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This book tackles the misrepresentation of African women by both black and white American feminists and thereby explores the implications of the dominance of Western scholarship in the production of knowledge about Africa.

Africa After Gender

Author: Catherine M. Cole
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253218772
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Gendered Encounters: Challenging Cultural Boundaries and Social Hierarchies
in Africa. ... “Placing African Women's History and Locating Gender.” Social ... The
Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses.

Women And Interreligious Dialogue

Author: Catherine Cornille
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606082949
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Nigerian sociologist Oyeronke Oyewumi, in her 1997 book, The Invention of
Women: Making African Sense of Western Gender Discourse,11 argued that the
western categories of gender have no relevance in Africa. On the basis of her
study ...

Female Voices From An Ewe Dance Drumming Community In Ghana

Author: James M. Burns
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754664956
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household items from India, and Western medicines, as well as bootleg copies of
Euro-American movies, music and ... The Invention of Women: Making African
Sense of Western Gender Discourses (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota
Press ...