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Title:The Cultural Relevance of Myth: A Reader-Response Analysis of the Bagre Myth with Reference to the Role and Place of Women in the Dagaaba Society
Author:Naaeke, Anthony
Year:2005
Periodical:Journal of Dagaare Studies
Volume:5
Pages:1-10
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:myths
women
Dagari
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Women's Issues
Cultural Roles
Sex Roles
Status of Women
Abstract:The 'bagre' myth is part of the oral narratives of the Dagaaba of northwestern Ghana. The author wants to find out what this traditional myth has to say about women and their place in Dagaaba society. Through a content analysis of the text of the myth, the author suggests that, in the myth, contrary to the patriarchal Dagaaba society, the woman is the heroine who dares to venture into the unknown world and gain new knowledge. Bibliogr., ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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