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Routledge Studies on Gender and Sexuality in Africa


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Women, Agency, and the State in Guinea: Silent Politics

Women, Agency, and the State in Guinea: Silent Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Carole Ammann
March 17, 2020

This book examines how women in Guinea articulate themselves politically within and outside institutional politics. It documents the everyday practices that local female actors adopt to deal with the continuous economic, political, and social insecurities that emerge in times of political...

Widow Inheritance and Contested Citizenship in Kenya

Widow Inheritance and Contested Citizenship in Kenya

1st Edition

Awino Okech
April 30, 2019

This book examines the practice of widow inheritance in order to explore the intersection between power, gender and sexualities in Kenya. Using widow inheritance amongst the Luo of Kenya as a case study, the book explores the role of body politics in the construction of gendered subjects and...

African Women, ICT and Neoliberal Politics: The Challenge of Gendered Digital Divides to People-Centered Governance

African Women, ICT and Neoliberal Politics: The Challenge of Gendered Digital Divides to People-Centered Governance

1st Edition

Assata Zerai
September 25, 2018

How can we promote people-centered governance in Africa? Cell phones/ information and communications technology (ICT) are shown to be linked to neoliberal understandings of more democratic governance structures, defined by the Worldwide Governance Indicators as: the rule of law, corruption-control,...

Love, Sex and Teenage Sexual Cultures in South Africa: 16 turning 17

Love, Sex and Teenage Sexual Cultures in South Africa: 16 turning 17

1st Edition

Deevia Bhana
October 30, 2017

Love, Sex and Teenage Sexual Cultures in South Africa interrupts the relative silence around teenage constructions of love in South Africa. Against the backdrop of gender inequalities, HIV and violence, the book situates teenage constructions of love and romance within the wider social and cultural...

Disability and Sexuality in Zimbabwe: Voices from the Periphery

Disability and Sexuality in Zimbabwe: Voices from the Periphery

1st Edition

Christine Peta
October 30, 2017

Disabled women represent one of the most marginalised minority groups in the world, hence they are largely silent while their sexuality is ignored, suppressed, forbidden and buried underneath the carpet. Until recently, most of the Global Northern published literature on the subject of the...

The Tunisian Women’s Rights Movement: From Nascent Activism to Influential Power-broking

The Tunisian Women’s Rights Movement: From Nascent Activism to Influential Power-broking

1st Edition

Jane D Tchaïcha, Khedija Arfaoui
June 14, 2017

Tunisian women have received significant attention for their active participation in preserving and extending women’s rights since 2011. However, their activism and latest achievements should be considered not a recent phenomenon but rather part and parcel of a distinctive local history that has...

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