Yoruba Women, Work, and Social Change (Hardback)Marjorie Keniston McIntosh (editor)
Hardback Published: 18/03/2009
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The Yoruba, one of the largest and most influential ethnic groups in Nigeria, are noted for the economic activity, confidence, and authority of their women. "Yoruba Women, Work, and Social Change" traces the history of women in Yoruba land from around 1820 to 1960 and Nigerian independence. Integrating fresh material from local court records and four decades of existing scholarship, Marjorie Keniston McIntosh shows how and why women's roles and status changed during the 19th century and the colonial era. McIntosh emphasizes connections between their duties within the household, their income-generating work, and their responsibilities in religious, cultural, social, and political contexts. She highlights the forms of patriarchy found within Yoruba land and explores the impact of Christianity, colonialism, and international capitalism. This keen and insightful work offers a unique view of Yoruba women's initiative, adaptability, and skill at working in groups.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 239 x 163 x 28 mm
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