Beyond Women's Empowerment in Africa: Exploring Dislocation and Agency (Hardback)
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Beyond Women's Empowerment in Africa: Exploring Dislocation and Agency (Hardback)

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Hardback 220 Pages / Published: 21/07/2010
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This book breaks new ground in understanding how modern society has shaped women's knowledge system in Africa and deconstructs long-held myths about the position of ordinary women in the construction of knowledge.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230102484
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm


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"Many scholars of women in development in Africa will be pleased by the appearance of this book on the scholarly scene, because it is accessible and fills an existing academic lacuna by providing both the elucidation and the much-needed new theoretical thrust on women in Africa, beyond what we have heard in the past. I strongly believe that many teachers of gender and women s studies, history, and anthropology as well as general readers keen to know more about women in Africa will be intrigued with the issues discussed in the book." - Maurice Amutabi, Assistant Professor of History, Central Washington University

"Few works attempt to overturn an entire paradigm; this is one. With an insider s sensibility and original research, Swai controversially argues that uplifting Western-style education in fact undermines rural African women s key systems of knowledge production - as well as their social relationships. A must-read for African historians, development professionals, and educators." - Teresa Barnes, Associate Professor, History and Gender & Women s Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

"Beyond Women's Empowerment in Africa is a timely addition to the literature on women s empowerment. Its critical and historical approach, focusing on the experiences of ordinary women in Tanzania, makes it a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the paradoxes of empowerment in relation to the lived experiences of women in a developing country." - Shad Nasong'o, Assistant Professor and J.S. Seidman Research Fellow, Department of International Studies, Rhodes College

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