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

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Routledge, Dec 30, 2004 - History - 334 pages
This study analyzes 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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Contents

Introduction
1
A Survey
17
Chapter Two Women in the Economy before 1900
47
Colonialism Women Agriculture and Food Processing
81
Chapter Four Double Endowments or DoubleEdged Sword? Women Crafts and Local Industries
117
Chapter Five Trade and New Economic Order
149
The Women Traders
177
Women in Resistance Movements
203
Igbo Womens Economic Role in Historical and Comparative Perspective
237
Notes
247
Bibliography
281
Index
307
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Gloria Chuku is Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at UMBC.

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