African Women: A Political Economy

Hardcover | October 15, 2010

EditorMeredeth TurshenbyMeredeth Turshen

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This anthology gives a historically aware overview of the political and economic issues facing African women since Independence. It incorporates gender and transnational theory in its theoretical discussion of African women from the perspective of political economy. The three main themes are African feminism, women and work, and women and politics. The issue of women’s control over labor is central, as is a comparative perspective of women’s political movements. Written by Africans and Africanists, this significant and much-needed work is an examination of these themes and a critical evaluation of materialist thought on the political and economic aspects of African women’s studies.

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This anthology gives a historically aware overview of the political and economic issues facing African women since Independence. It incorporates gender and transnational theory in its theoretical discussion of African women from the perspective of political economy. The three main themes are African feminism, women and work, and women ...

Meredeth Turshen is a Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. She holds a D. Phil. in comparative politics from the University of Sussex in England. She has written four books: The Political Ecology of Disease in Tanzania (1984), The Politics of Public Health (1989), Privatizing...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:230 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230106757

ISBN - 13:9780230106758

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The political economy of women in Africa: Meredeth Turshen * Feminism in Southern Africa and exceptionalism in South Africa: Patricia McFadden * Domestic workers in South Africa: class, race, and gender: Deborah Gaitskell, Judy Kimble, Moira Maconachie, and Elaine Unterhalter * The proletarianization of women in Tanzania: Deborah Fahy Bryceson * Gender and contract farming: growing tea in Kenya: Dorthe von Bülow and Anne Sørensen * Capitalist development and women's work: a Nigerian case study: Carolyne Dennis * Structural adjustment and women in Zimbabwe: Nazneen Kanji and Niki Jazdowska * Women in Mozambique: gender struggles and gender politics: Signe Arnfred * Angolan women's congress: Marga Holness * Strategies for change: women and politics in Eritrea and South Africa: Dan Connell * The Nigerian Feminist Movement: lessons from Women in Nigeria (WIN): Bene Madunagu * Isis-WICCE continues to bring women together: Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng * Sudanese women writing their status: Asma Abdel Halim * Tuareg women, gender politics, and rebellion in Niger Republic: Ousseina Alidou