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Invention Of Women: Making An African Sense Of Western Gender Discourses

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The "woman question," this book asserts, is a Western one, and not a proper lens for viewing African society. A work that rethinks gender as a Western contruction, The Invention of Women offers a new way of understanding both Yoruban and Western cultures. Oyewumi traces the misapplication of Western, body-oriented concepts of gender through the history of gender discourses ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published January 1st 1997)
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Sara Salem
A very thought-provoking book about the ways in which Western gender categories have been imposed on African contexts. She shows that in Nigeria, society was not stratified along the lines of a binary understanding of gender, but more along the lines of elder/youth.
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