Historical Dictionary Of Women In Sub-saharan Africa by Kathleen SheldonHistorical Dictionary Of Women In Sub-saharan Africa by Kathleen Sheldon

Historical Dictionary Of Women In Sub-saharan Africa

byKathleen Sheldon

Hardcover | March 16, 2005

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This vast dictionary launches the new series, Historical Dictionaries of Women in the World, and fills a huge gap in the literature, as there previously has not been any comprehensive reference work on African women. This dictionary includes over 660 entries on notable women in history, politics, religion, the arts, and other sectors; on events particularly associated with women; on women's organizations and publications; and on a range of topics that are important to women in general or that have a special importance for African women, including marriage, fertility, market women, goddesses, and much more. Entries include cross-referencing information that facilitates readers' ability to find related information. The book also includes an introductory essay and a chronology on African women's history, as well as an extensive bibliography divided into sub-sections on different historical eras and subjects. Access to finding specific information is further aided by a country index. A wide range of users will find this reference extremely valuable, including researchers in African or women's history, high school and university students, and people involved with African policy and development issues such as diplomats or aid workers.
Kathleen Sheldon is an independent historian with a research affiliation at the University of California, Los Angeles, Center for the Study of Women. She has published books and articles on African history, with particular concentration on women's history and on Mozambique.
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Title:Historical Dictionary Of Women In Sub-saharan AfricaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 8.72 × 6.02 × 1.21 inPublished:March 16, 2005Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810853310

ISBN - 13:9780810853317

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 List of Abbreviations and Acronyms Part 4 Map Part 5 Chronology Part 6 Introduction Part 7 THE DICTIONARY Part 8 Appendix: Dictionary Entries by Country Part 9 Bibliography Part 10 About the Author

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Sheldon's great strength is her ability to write with a clarity that makes entries accessible to novices even as her extensive coverage allows them to be of value to specialists. She skillfully synthesizes topics like Christianity and colonialism while gracefully managing controversial items like feminism and female genital cutting. Entries are extensively cross-referenced....An outstanding bibliography running to 106 pages rivals the entries themselves for usefulness.