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

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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Extrait de amazon.com : "Among 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."
 

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Igbo women and economic transformation in southeastern Nigeria

Contents

A Survey
17
Chapter
42
Chapter Three
81
Chapter Four
117
Chapter Five
149
Chapter
177
the Shades and Women Selling their Petty Goods in the Open
187
Chapter Seven
203
Chapter Eight
237
Bibliography
281
Index
307
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Page 299 - Evolutionary Trends In The History of the Development of the Igbo civilization In The Culture Theatre of Igboland In Southern Nigeria" Ahiajoku Lecture, Owerri 1987.

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Gloria Chuku is Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at UMBC.

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