The Invention Of Women

Author: Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816624416
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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.

What Gender Is Motherhood

Author: Oyeronke Oyewumi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137521252
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There is significant religious and linguistic evidence that Yorùbá society was not gendered in its original form.

Re Thinking Sexualities In Africa

Author: Signe Arnfred
Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute
ISBN: 9789171065131
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Oyewumi castigates the invention of images of African womanhood to fit Western
myths of black people. In her rather radical sociological study of womanhood, she
rejects Western universalization of women's reality and the imposition of 'the
woman question' on Africa: This book is about the epistemological shift
occasioned by the imposition of Western gender categories on Yoruba discourse
. . . [I]t is concerned with revealing the most basic but hidden assumptions,
making explicit ...

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of African Thought

Author: Abiola Irele
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195334736
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[See also Nationalism.] Bibliography Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. Half ofa
Yellow Sun. Landover Hills, Md.: Anchor Publishing, 2007. Adichie, Chimamanda
Ngozi. Purple Hibiscus: A Novel. Landover Hills, Md.: Anchor Publishing, 2004.
Ba, Mariama. So Long a Letter. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2008.
Bakare-Yusuf, Bibi. “'Yoruba's Don't Do Gender': A Critical Review of Oyeronke
Oyewumi's The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western
Gender Discourses.

Africa After Gender

Author: Catherine M. Cole
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253218772
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1. 2003. “O Africa: Gender Imperialism in Academia.” In African Women and
Feminism, edited by Oyeronke Oyewumi, 99–157. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World
Press. Ogundipe-Leslie, Molara. 1994. Recreating Ourselves: African Women
Critical Transformations. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press. Oyewumi, Oyeronke.
1997. The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender
Discourses. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 1. 2002. “
Conceptualizing Gender: The ...

Qualitative Methods In Africana Studies

Author: James L. Conyers Jr.
Publisher: UPA
ISBN: 0761867538
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Trenton, NJ,: African World Press, 2003. O'Leary, Dale. The Gender Agenda:
Redefining Equality. Louisiana: Vital Issues Press, 1997. Oyewumi, Oyeronke, ed
. African Gender Studies: A Reader. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2005. ——
—.African Women & Feminism: Reflecting On The Politics of Sisterhood. Trenton,
N J,: African World Press, 2003. ———. The Invention of Women: Making An
African Sense of Western Gender Discourses. Minneapolis: University of
Minnesota Press ...

African Gender Studies

Author: Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113709009X
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“Making History, Creating Gender: Some Methodological and Interpretive
Questions in the Writing of Oyo Oral Traditions,” in History in Africa 25 (1998),
263–305. ———. “Visualizing the Body: Western Theories and African Subjects,”
from The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender
Discourses Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997. Pp. 1–17. ———. “
Reconstituting the Cosmology and Sociocultural Institutions of Oyo Yoruba,” from
The Invention ...

African Women And Feminism

Author: Oyeronke Oyewumi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780865436282
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This book tackles the misrepresentation of African women by both black and white American feminists and thereby explores the implications of the dominance of Western scholarship in the production of knowledge about Africa.

Women And Interreligious Dialogue

Author: Catherine Cornille
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606082949
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... question of a transna- tional feminism. Several African scholars, male and
female, have vehemently disputed the way in which western scholars, including
western feminists, have interpreted African social history as “primitive” and
oppressively patriarchal toward women. Nigerian sociologist Oyeronke Oyewumi,
in her 1997 book, The Invention of Women: Making African Sense of Western
Gender Discourse,11 argued that the western categories of gender have no
relevance in Africa.

Female Voices From An Ewe Dance Drumming Community In Ghana

Author: James M. Burns
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754664956
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By the twentieth century, local constructions of patriarchy as 'tradition' had
become so entrenched that Oyewumi and Nzegwu had to consult travellers'
accounts and early missionary records to piece together the pre-contact
environment. 16 Recent studies include: Ifi Amadiume, Reinventing Africa:
Matriarchy, Religion, and Culture (London: Zed Books, 1997); Oyeronke
Oyewumi, The Invention of Women: Making African Sense of Western Gender
Discourses (Minneapolis: University ...