1st Edition

Gendered Encounters
Challenging Cultural Boundaries and Social Hierarchies in Africa

ISBN 9780415916431
Published December 10, 1996 by Routledge
266 Pages

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Book Description

This book makes a significant contribution to contemporary debates on "globalization," culture and gender. Focusing on intersections of the local and the global in Africa, contributors elucidate how translocal and transnational cultural currents are mediated by gender, how they reshape gender constructs and relations, and how they both manifest and impinge on relations of power.



Maria Grosz-Ngate is an anthropologist who lives in Ithaca, NY. Omari Kokole was Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute of Global Studies, at the State University of New York, Binghamton.


"...stimulates the collaboration between literary and cultural studies on the emergence of gendered identity within relations of power, dominance, and subversion." -- African Studies Review