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Women and Work in Northern Nigeria is a study of the social and economic opportunities open to and seized upon by Muslim Hausa women, primarily in the city of Katsina, Nigeria, over the course of the past three decades. In the context of multiple political regimes, the turmoil of the Nigerian economy, and major ideological shifts, women have sought to optimize their resources and situations. Women and Work in Northern Nigeria take as a primary theme, women's ability to recognize and to cross the physical, spatial and discursive boundaries which ostensibly service to define and confine them

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333984567
ISBN-10: 0333984560
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 30mm)
Pages: 489
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Renee Ilene Pittin

RENEE ILENE PITTIN is Associate Professor, Women and Development Programme, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.