Male Daughters, Female Husbands: Gender and Sex in an African Society
Palgrave Macmillan, 1987年10月15日 - 223 頁
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 role and Dr Amadiume maintains, patriarchal tendencies introduced by colonialism persist today, to the detriment of women.
Critical of the chauvinist stereotypes established by colonial anthropology, the author stresses the importance of recognizing women’s economic activities as as essential basis of their power. She is also critical of those western feminists who, when relating to African women, tend to accept the same outmoded projections.
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Area and Background
THE 19TH CENTURY
Women Wealth Titles and Power
Gender and Political Organization
Women and the IdeologyMaking Process
The Ideology of Gender
The Erosion of Womens Power
The Marginalization of Womens Position
Wealth Titles and Motherhood
The Female Element in Other Igbo Societies
Gender Class and Female Solidarity
Ritual and Gender
Colonialism and the Erosion of Womens Power
The Indigenous Institution of Female Husband
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