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The Invention of Women Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses

The Invention of Women Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses

Author: Oyeronke Oyewumi
ISBN: 9780816624416
publisher: University of Minnesota Press
publisher Date: 10/28/1997
Price: 24
eBookPrice: 24
Schools: Temple University,Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey,Dartmouth College,Penn State University,Emory University,Boston University,Columbia University,Wellesley College,Case Western Reserve University
Description: The author traces the misapplication of Western, body-oriented concepts of gender through the history of gender discourses in Yoruba studies. THE INVENTION OF WOMEN demonstrates that biology as a rationale for organizing the social world is a Western construction not applicable in Yoruban culture where social organization was determined by relative age. 240 pp.