Book Male Daughters, Female Husbands

Male Daughters, Female Husbands
By:Ifi Amadiume
Published on 1987-10-15 by Palgrave Macmillan

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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Book which was published by Palgrave Macmillan since 1987-10-15 have ISBNs, ISBN 13 Code is 9780862325954 and ISBN 10 Code is 0862325951

Book which have "223 Pages" is Printed at BOOK under CategorySOCIAL SCIENCE

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