Women Wielding the Hoe: Lessons from Rural Africa for Feminist Theory and Development Practice (Cross-cultural Perspectives on Women v. 15)

Women Wielding the Hoe: Lessons from Rural Africa for Feminist Theory and Development Practice (Cross-cultural Perspectives on Women v. 15)

By: Deborah Bryceso (editor)Hardback

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How effective is western aid-agency intervention in Africa? What can African women do to manage the AIDS crisis? Can western feminist theory be applied to the rural African context?These vital issues, and many others, are considered in this topical book by eminent scholars and development consultants. The book aims to increase awareness of the importance of women agricultural producers to African material development and to expose the western biases that have traditionally pervaded the study of rural African women. The authors' critical analyses of conventional research methodology and key 'women and development' debates over the last three decades will stimulate new research perspectives. Students and scholars of development, development workers and policymakers will all find this book fascinating reading.

About Author

Deborah Bryceson Senior Research Fellow,African Studies Centre, Leiden

Contents

African Women Hoe Cultivators: Speculative Origins and Current Enigmas, D. F. Bryceson; Women's Farming and Present Ethnography: Perspectives on a Nigerian Restudy, J. Guyer; Down to Fundamentals: Women-Centred Hearth-holds in Rural West Africa, F. Ekejiuba; The Myth of the African Family in the World of Development, B. O'Laughlin; Uses and Abuses of the Concept of 'Female-Headed Households' in Research on Agrarian Transformation and Policy, P. Peters; Women's Workload and Reproductive Stress, H. Bantje; 'Children are Our Wealth': A Difficult Pregnancy on Mafia Island, Tanzania, P. Caplan; Mothers, Healers and Farmers in Congo, M. C. Dupre; What Women Can Do: AIDS Crisis Management in Uganda, C. Obbo; Must Women Work Together? Development Agency Assumptions v. Changing Relations of Production in Southern Malawi Households, J. Davison; Wishful Thinking: Theory and Practice of Western Donor Efforts to Raise Women's Status in Rural Africa, D. Bryceson; Documenting Women's Views through Participatory Research: Diaries of Daily Activities in Rural Zambia, E. Skjonsberg; Truth in Fantasy: Storytelling with and about Women in Msoga Village, Tanzania, U. Vuorela; Burying the Hoe?, D. Bryceson.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781859730683
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781859730683
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 185973068X

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