By Jan Bender Shetler
Drawing on wide box examine in lots of various areas of Africa, the participants show of their essays that ladies do make offerings concerning the different types of ethnicity they include, growing choices to male-centered definitions—in a few circumstances rejecting a particular ethnic identification in prefer of an interethnic alliance, in others reinterpreting the which means of ethnicity inside gendered domain names, and in others acting ethnic energy in gendered methods. Their research is helping clarify why African girls might be prone to champion interethnic political pursuits whereas males usually advertise an ethnicity in line with martial masculinity. Bringing jointly anthropologists, historians, linguists, and political scientists, Gendering Ethnicity in African Women’s Lives bargains a various and well timed examine a ignored yet vital topic.
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