The Invention of Women Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses
Author: Oyeronke Oyewumi
publisher: University of Minnesota Press
publisher Date: 10/28/1997
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.