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Women Researching in Africa

The Impact of Gender

Editors: Jackson, Ruth, Kelly, Max (Eds.)

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  • Explores the practicalities of living, working and researching as a woman in AfricaPresents voice, representation and power as essential components of researchEngages through discourse on decoloniality, culture, anthropology, feminism, and sustainability

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About this book

This edited collection explores the lives, consequences and motivations of female researchers in Africa, giving unprecedented insights into how their gender—and sometimes their ethnicity and age—impacted on their research experiences, and how doing research in Africa affected them as women. Each contributor considers her place or position in the research process and provides a vivid portrait of that experience. Drawing on research findings from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Uganda and other African countries, the book looks at gender and identity as a female researcher in Africa; relationships with 'others'; and unique methodological challenges for female researchers in Africa. With refreshing candour, each chapter challenges other researchers in Africa (both women and men), to integrate critical reflections of gender and diverse gendered field experiences into their work.

Women Researching in Africa will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including development studies, anthropology, geography, gender studies and international studies.


About the authors

Ruth Jackson is Honorary Fellow at Deakin University, Australia.

Max Kelly is Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development Studies at Deakin University, Australia.


Reviews

“This book undertakes a valuable, long-overdue exploration of how gender identity shapes research on Africa and on how knowledge is produced, how women experience ‘the field,’ and how their position as researchers shapes what we know about the region. It should spark important conversations among scholars of gender, Africa, and field researchers.” (Jeni Klugman, Georgetown University, USA and Harvard University, USA (former Director of Gender and Development at the World Bank)

Women Researching in Africa calls on us to be reflexive about the gender, ethnicity, race and class identities of researchers as well as the power dynamics between researchers and their subjects. As the essays in this volume amply demonstrate, the identities of the researcher have implications for the research process and outcomes. This point of departure makes this volume a welcome addition to a shrinking literature on the methodological and ethical questions raised by research in Africa.” (Dzodzi Tsikata, University of Ghana and President, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Women Researching in Africa: The Impact of Gender

    Jackson, Ruth (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • ‘Gone Native?’: Reflections of a Feminist Tightrope Walker’s Research on ‘Land Grabbing’ and the Dilemmas of ‘Fieldworking’ While Parenting

    Dieng, Rama Salla

    Pages 27-50

  • Identity and Experience in Malawi: Challenges and Observations

    Woods, Joanna

    Pages 51-67

  • Navigating Gender Performance: Ethics and Culture in Researching Family Care for Cancer Patients in Ghana

    Atobrah, Deborah

    Pages 69-91

  • When in Rome…: Navigating Decolonial Research as a Diasporic Black Woman

    Hirsch, Lioba

    Pages 93-108

Buy this book

eBook £63.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94502-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £79.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through March 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94501-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women Researching in Africa
Book Subtitle
The Impact of Gender
Editors
  • Ruth Jackson
  • Max Kelly
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94502-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94502-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94501-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 317
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