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Mcintosh - Yoruba Women, Work, and Social Change - 9780253220547 - V9780253220547
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Yoruba Women, Work, and Social Change

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Description for Yoruba Women, Work, and Social Change Paperback. The Yoruba, one of the most influential ethnic groups in Nigeria, are noted for the economic activity, confidence, and authority of their women. This title traces the history of women in Yorubaland from around 1820 to 1960 and Nigerian independence. It shows how and why women's roles and status changed during the 19th century and the colonial era. Editor(s): McIntosh, Marjorie Keniston. Num Pages: 352 pages, 13 b&w photos, 5 maps. BIC Classification: 1HFDN; 3JH; 3JJ; JFSJ1; JFSL3. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 5969 x 3963 x 23. Weight in Grams: 572.

The Yoruba, one of the largest and most historically important ethnic groups in Nigeria, are noted for the economic activity, confidence, and authority of their women. Yoruba Women, Work, and Social Change traces the history of women in Yorubaland from around 1820 to 1960 and Nigerian independence. Integrating fresh material from local court records and four decades of existing scholarship, Marjorie Keniston McIntosh shows how and why women's roles and status changed during the 19th century and the colonial era. McIntosh emphasizes connections between their duties within the household, their income-generating work, and their responsibilities in religious, cultural, social, and ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Publisher
Indiana University Press United States
Number of pages
352
Condition
New
Number of Pages
352
Place of Publication
Bloomington, IN, United States
ISBN
9780253220547
SKU
V9780253220547
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
99-1

About Mcintosh
Marjorie Keniston McIntosh is Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her work on Africa includes Women, Work, and Domestic Virtue in Uganda, 1900–2003, written with Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, which received the 2007 Aidoo-Snyder Prize awarded by the Women's Caucus of the African Studies Association. She is also author of Working Women in English Society, 1300–1620 ... Read more

Reviews for Yoruba Women, Work, and Social Change
. . . well researched and based on a vast array of sources, such as missionary accounts, records of native courts, British colonial office documents, newspapers, diaries, letters, and financial accounts of Yoruba women as well as oral histories and interviews. The work is nicely written, clearly discussing the author's themes of gender and patriarchy, women and colonialism, and female ... Read more

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