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What Gender is Motherhood? free pdf In this book, Oyewumi extends her path-breaking thesis that in Yoruba society, construction of gender is a colonial development since the culture exhibited no gender divisions in its original form. Taking seriously indigenous modes and categories of knowledge, she applies her finding of a non-gendered ontology to the social institutions of Ifa, motherhood, marriage, family and naming practices. Oyewumi insists that contemporary assertions of male dominance must be understood, in part, as the work of local intellectuals who took marching orders from Euro/American mentors and colleagues. In exposing the depth of the coloniality of power, Oyewumi challenges us to look at the worlds we inhabit, anew.

About Oyeronke Oyewumi

Oyeronke Oyewumi is Associate Professor of Sociology at SUNY Stony Brook, USA. She was born in Nigeria and educated at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Her monograph, The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses won the 1998 Distinguished Book Award of the Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association, and was a finalist for the Herskovitts Prize of the African Studies Association in the same year.

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Author : Oyeronke Oyewumi
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 08 December 2015
ISBN : 1137538775
EAN : 9781137538772
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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