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Invention of Women : Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses
by Oyeronke Oyewumi


Overview - The author traces the misapplication of Western, body-oriented concepts of gender through the history of gender discourses in Yoruba studies. 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The author traces the misapplication of Western, body-oriented concepts of gender through the history of gender discourses in Yoruba studies. 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.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780816624416
  • ISBN-10: 0816624410
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publish Date: November 1997
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 9 x 5.94 x 0.52 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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