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Male Daughters, Female Husbands: Gender and Sex in an African Society

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Challenging the received orthodoxies of social anthropology, Ifi Amadiume argues that in precolonial society, sex and gender did not necessarily coincide. Examining the structures that enabled women to achieve power, she shows that roles were neither rigidly masculinized nor feminized.

Economic changes in colonial times undermined women’s status and reduced their political...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 15th 1987 by Zed Books
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