Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960

Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960

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Extrait de amazon.com : qAmong Africanists and feminists, the Igbo-speaking women of southeastern Nigeria are well known for their history of anti-colonial activism which was most demonstrated in the 1929 War against British Colonialism. Perplexed by the magnitude of the Women's War, the colonial government commissioned anthropologists/ethnographers to study the Igbo political system and the place of women in Igbo society. The primary motive was to have a better understanding of the Igbo in order to avoid a repeat of the Women's War.This study will analyze the complexity and flexibility of gender relations in Igbo society with emphasis on such major cultural zones as the Anioma, the Ngwa, the Onitsha, the Nsukka, and the Aro.qGenerally and especially in modern times, they are perceived with negative connotations: dirty, evil, eaters of the dead, and scavengers. The other side, the positive aspects of the vultures, is rarely acknowledged. Philosophically, vultures areanbsp;...


Title:Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960
Author: Gloria Chuku
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2005
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