Shaping Our Struggles: Nigerian Women in History, Culture and Social Change

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Shaping Our Struggles: Nigerian Women in History, Culture and Social Change

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Shaping our Struggles Nigerian Women in History, Culture and Social Change provides a critical reconsideration of women’s position in Nigeria by exploring their historical, developmental, and socio-cultural experiences across Nigeria’s cultures. It seeks to draw new attention to still neglected aspects of women’s experiences, while suggesting that a reappraisal of women’s roles as historical actors helps to facilitate a more encompassing rethinking of their place in society and their still underestimated contribution to societal development.

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1592217451

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Africa World Press

City

Trenton NJ

Disciplines

History

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Long Journeys of Impediments and Triumphs / Chima J. Korieh and Obioma Nnaemeka

Part I: History, Politics and Society

Chapter 1. Women in Nigerian History / Adiele Afigbo

Chapter 2. “Ogidi Palaver”: The 1914 Women’s Market Protest / Nwando Achebe

Chapter 3. Women and Peasant Movement in Colonial Eastern Nigeria / Chima J. Korieh

Chapter 4. Colonialism and the Social Status of Women in Ibibio Society / Violeta I. Ekpo

Chapter 5. Social Change and Gender Relations in Southeastern Nigeria c. 1650-1900 / Raphael Chijioke Njoku and Tomarra A. Adams

Chapter 6. Brazilian Women in Lagos, 1879-1882 / Lisa A. Lindsay

Part II: Tradition, Culture and Politics

Chapter 7. Women, Ritual, and Politics of Pre-colonial Yorubaland / Biodun Adediran and Olukoya Ogen

Chapter 8. Gender Relations in Ibibio Traditional Organizations / Ihuoma F. Abaraonye

Chapter 9. Women, Politics, and Society among the Igbomina-Yoruba / Funso Afolayan

Part III: Displacement, Development and Empowerment

Chapter 10. Multiple Gender Ideologies and an Academic Means of Empowerment: A Yoruba Example / Donna K. Flynn

Chapter 11. A Woman’s Fertility Strategy: The Practice and perceptions of Abortion by Ekiti Yoruba Women / Elisha P. Renne

Chapter 12. Women Migration, Intercultural marriage, and Regional Development / Joseph O. Charles 13. Women in the Aftermath of Ethnic Conflicts: The Egbirra-Bassa Crisis, 1986-2000 / Ibrahim Umaru and Theophilus D. Lagi

Selected Bibliography

Notes on Contributors

Index