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Gendering the African Diaspora

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Gendering the African Diaspora

Women, Culture, and Historical Change in the Caribbean and Nigerian Hinterland

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This volume builds on and extends current discussions of the construction of gendered identities and the networks through which men and women engage diaspora. It considers the movement of people and ideas between the Caribbean and the Nigerian hinterland. The contributions examine Africa in the Caribbean imaginary, the way in which gender ideologies inform Caribbean men's and women's theoretical or real-life engagement with the continent, and the interactions and experiences of Caribbean travelers in Africa and Europe. The contributions are linked as well through empire, discussing different parts of the British Empire and allowing for the comparative examination of colonial policies and practices.

Author Biography

Judith A. Byfield is Associate Professor in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University and author of The Bluest Hands: A Social and Economic History of Women Dyers in Abeokuta (Nigeria), 1890-1940.LaRay Denzer is Visiting Scholar in the Department of History at Santa Clara University. She is author (with Jane I. Guyer and Adigun A. B. Agbaje) of Money Struggles and City Life: Devaluation in Ibadan and Other Urban Centers in Southern Nigeria, 1986-1996.Anthea Morrison is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus (Jamaica).
Release date Australia
February 1st, 2010
Contributors
Edited by Anthea Morrison Edited by Judith A. Byfield Edited by LaRay Denzer
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
2 maps
Imprint
Indiana University Press
Pages
344
Dimensions
157x234x25
ISBN-13
9780253354167
Product ID
3672376

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