Beyond Women’s Empowerment in Africa

Exploring Dislocation and Agency

Authors: Swai, E.

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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.

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ELINAMI VERAELI SWAI is an assistant professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Toledo, USA.

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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


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond Women’s Empowerment in Africa
Book Subtitle
Exploring Dislocation and Agency
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Elinami Veraeli Swai
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10634-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230106345
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10248-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28681-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 220
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