Being and Becoming. Gender, Culture and Shifting Identity in Sub-Saharan Africa by Chinyere UkpokoloBeing and Becoming. Gender, Culture and Shifting Identity in Sub-Saharan Africa by Chinyere Ukpokolo

Being and Becoming. Gender, Culture and Shifting Identity in Sub-Saharan Africa

EditorChinyere Ukpokolo

Paperback | February 25, 2016

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This book illuminates the complex and constantly shifting social and cultural dynamics that shape people's identity. Specifically, the volume focuses on the intersections of gender with, culture and identity, and at different historical epochs; on the way men and women define themselves and are defined by diverse peoples and cultures across time and space in sub-Saharan Africa. The discussions presented in this anthology primarily focus on 'being' as 'a state' or 'condition', defined by sex identity, and how this identity shifts, and hence 'becoming', assuming diverse meanings in disparate societies, contexts, and time. The discourse, therefore, moves from how the perception of the self in cultural and historical contexts has informed actions and at some other times shaped interpretations given to historical facts, to how changing economic realities also shape the definitions and constructions of social and relational issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. The historical trajectories of Islamic religion, colonialism and Christian missionary activities in sub-Saharan Africa have shaped the worlds of the peoples of the region and impacted on gender relations.
Title:Being and Becoming. Gender, Culture and Shifting Identity in Sub-Saharan AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:February 25, 2016Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942876076

ISBN - 13:9781942876076

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