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Holding the World Together: African Women in Changing Perspective (Women in Africa and the Diaspora) (Paperback)

Holding the World Together: African Women in Changing Perspective (Women in Africa and the Diaspora) By Nwando Achebe (Editor), Claire Robertson (Editor) Cover Image
By Nwando Achebe (Editor), Claire Robertson (Editor)
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Featuring contributions from some of the most accomplished scholars on the topic, Holding the World Together explores the rich and varied ways in which women have wielded power across the African continent, from the precolonial period to the present. Suitable for classroom use, this comprehensive volume considers such topics as the representation of African women, their role in national liberation movements, their experiences of religious fundamentalism (both Christian and Muslim), their incorporation into the world economy, changing family and marriage systems, impacts of the world economy on their lives and livelihoods, and the unique challenges they face in the areas of health and disease.

Contributors: Nwando Achebe, Ousseina Alidou, Signe Arnfred, Andrea L. Arrington-Sirois, Henryatta Ballah, Teresa Barnes, Josephine Beoku-Betts, Emily Burril, Abena P. A. Busia, Gracia Clark, Alicia Decker, Karen Flint, December Green, Cajetan Iheka, Rachel Jean-Baptiste, Elizabeth M. Perego, Claire Robertson, Kathleen Sheldon, Aili Mari Tripp, Cassandra Veney

About the Author

Nwando Achebe is the Jack and Margaret Sweet Endowed Professor of History at Michigan State University and the founding editor of the Journal of West African History. Claire Robertson is professor emerita of women’s studies and history at The Ohio State University.

Praise For…

“This fresh and exciting book presents African women through time and across space in their full complexity and with their full agency. A must-read for anyone studying gender, women, or girls in Africa.”—Jennie E. Burnet, Georgia State University

“Stands alone for its comprehensive content and multidisciplinary approach. Readers will appreciate the significant amount of scholarship on and by African women, the evolution of that literature and its dynamic relationship with intellectual currents, and social, economic, and cultural changes on the continent and internationally.”—Judith A. Byfield, Cornell University

“Offers a big overview of roles and contemporary issues facing African women over the whole continent. An important compendium of the ways that women have had power and were critical to historical transformations in Africa throughout history.”—Jan Bender Shetler, Goshen College

Product Details
ISBN: 9780299321147
ISBN-10: 0299321142
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2021
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Women in Africa and the Diaspora
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