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Description - Gendering Knowledge in Africa and the African Diaspora: Contesting History and Power by Toyin Falola

Gendering Knowledge in Africa and the African Diaspora addresses the question of to what extent the history of gender in Africa is appropriately inscribed in narratives of power, patriarchy, migration, identity and women and men's subjection, emasculation and empowerment. The book weaves together compelling narratives about women, men and gender relations in Africa and the African Diaspora from multidisciplinary perspectives, with a view to advancing original ways of understanding these subjects.





The chapters achieve three things: first, they deliberately target long-held but erroneous notions about patriarchy, power, gender, migration and masculinity in Africa and of the African Diaspora, vigorously contesting these, and debunking them; second, they unearth previously marginalized and little known his/herstories, depicting the dynamics of gender and power in places ranging from Angola to Arabia to America, and in different time periods, decidedly gendering the previously male-dominated discourse; and third, they ultimately aim to re-write the stories of women and gender relations in Africa and in the African Diaspora. As such, this work is an important read for scholars of African history, gender and the African Diaspora.





This book will be of interest to students and scholars of African Studies, Diaspora Studies, Gender and History.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780367888459
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 274
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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