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The Resource Sexuality : rethinking gender in Africa, Signe Arnfred, (electronic resource & gender politics in Mozambique)

Sexuality : rethinking gender in Africa, Signe Arnfred, (electronic resource & gender politics in Mozambique)

Label
Sexuality : rethinking gender in Africa
Title
Sexuality
Title remainder
rethinking gender in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Signe Arnfred
Title variation
Sexuality & Gender Politics in Mozambique
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the 2012 gender research award KRAKA-prisen. This book is about gender politics in Mozambique over three decades from 1975 to 2005. The book is also about different ways of understanding gender and sexuality. Gender policies from Portuguese colonialism, through Frelimo socialism to later neo-liberal economic regimes share certain basic assumptions about men, women and gender relations. But to what extent do such assumptions fit the ways in which rural Mozambican men and women see themselves? A major line of argument in the book is that gender relations should be investigated, not assumed, and that policies not matching people's lives are not likely to succeed. The empirical data, on which the argument is based, are first a unique body of data material collected 1982-1984 by the national women's organization, the OMM [when the author was employed as a sociologist in the organization] and secondly data resulting from more recent fieldwork in northern Mozambique. Importantly inspired by African post-colonial feminist lines of thinking, the book engages in a project of re-mapping and re-interpreting 'culture and tradition'. In this context, the book investigates in particular matriliny [c. 40% of Mozambique's population live under conditions of matriliny] and female initiation. The findings open new avenues for gender politics, and for re-thinking sexuality and gender - in Africa and beyond. Signe Arnfred is Associate Professor, Dept of Society & Globalization, and Centre for Gender, Power & Diversity, Roskilde University.--
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Arnfred, Signe
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex role
  • Sex role
  • Sex discrimination
  • Women
  • Gender identity
  • Gender identity
  • Equality
  • Identity (Psychology)
Label
Sexuality : rethinking gender in Africa, Signe Arnfred, (electronic resource & gender politics in Mozambique)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781846159978/type/BOOK
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Conceptions of gender and gender politics in Mozambique. Women in Mozambique: gender struggle and gender politics, 1987 -- Notes on gender and modernization, 1987 -- Family forms and gender policy in Mozambique 1975-1985, 1989-1990 -- Simone de Beauvoir in Africa: Woman -- the second sex?: Issues of African feminist thought, 2000 -- Conceptions of gender in colonial and post-colonial discourses, 2003 -- Night of the women, day of the men: meanings and interpretations of female initiation. Feminism and gendered bodies: on female inititation in Northern Mozambique, 2008 -- Moonlight and Mato: initiation rituals in Ribáuè, 1999 -- Wineliwa -- the creation of women: initiation rituals during Frelimo's Abaixo Politics, 1990/2000 -- Female initiation and the coloniality of gender, 2000/2010 -- Situational gender and subversive sex? African contributions to feminist theorizing, 2007 -- Implications of matriliny in northern Mozambique. Male mythologies: an inquiry into assumptions of feminism and anthropology, 2005 -- Ancestral spirits, land and food: gendered power and land tenure in Ribáuè, 1999 -- Sex, food and female power: on women's lives in Ribáuè, 2006 -- Tufo dancing: Muslim women's culture in Ilha de Moçambique, 1999 -- Epilogue
Control code
CR9781846159978
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 310 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781847010353
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103602861
Label
Sexuality : rethinking gender in Africa, Signe Arnfred, (electronic resource & gender politics in Mozambique)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781846159978/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Conceptions of gender and gender politics in Mozambique. Women in Mozambique: gender struggle and gender politics, 1987 -- Notes on gender and modernization, 1987 -- Family forms and gender policy in Mozambique 1975-1985, 1989-1990 -- Simone de Beauvoir in Africa: Woman -- the second sex?: Issues of African feminist thought, 2000 -- Conceptions of gender in colonial and post-colonial discourses, 2003 -- Night of the women, day of the men: meanings and interpretations of female initiation. Feminism and gendered bodies: on female inititation in Northern Mozambique, 2008 -- Moonlight and Mato: initiation rituals in Ribáuè, 1999 -- Wineliwa -- the creation of women: initiation rituals during Frelimo's Abaixo Politics, 1990/2000 -- Female initiation and the coloniality of gender, 2000/2010 -- Situational gender and subversive sex? African contributions to feminist theorizing, 2007 -- Implications of matriliny in northern Mozambique. Male mythologies: an inquiry into assumptions of feminism and anthropology, 2005 -- Ancestral spirits, land and food: gendered power and land tenure in Ribáuè, 1999 -- Sex, food and female power: on women's lives in Ribáuè, 2006 -- Tufo dancing: Muslim women's culture in Ilha de Moçambique, 1999 -- Epilogue
Control code
CR9781846159978
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 310 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781847010353
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103602861

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