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.

What Gender Is Motherhood

Author: Oyeronke Oyewumi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137521252
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In this book, Oyěwùmí extends her path-breaking thesis that in Yorùbá society, construction of gender is a colonial development since the culture exhibited no gender divisions in its original form.

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.

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.

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. ... Wicked” Women and the Recon¤guration of Gender in Africa. ... The
Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses.

Qualitative Methods In Africana Studies

Author: James L. Conyers Jr.
Publisher: UPA
ISBN: 0761867538
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InAfrican Women and Feminism: Reflections on the Politics of Sisterhood, edited
by Oyeronke Oyewumi, pp.99–157. Trenton, NJ,: African ... The Invention of
Women: Making An African Sense of Western Gender Discourses. Minneapolis: ...

African Gender Studies

Author: Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113709009X
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“Bringing African Women into the Classroom: Rethinking Pedagogy and
Epistemology,” in Borderwork: Feminist ... Institutions of Oyo Yoruba,” from 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
Size: 69.34 MB
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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 ...

The Sexual Demon Of Colonial Power

Author: Greg Thomas
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253348412
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Pan-African Embodiment and Erotic Schemes of Empire Greg Thomas ...
Oyèrónké Oyêwùmí's The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of
Western Gender Discourses (1997) begins to write what could legitimately be
called a history ...