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Title:Researching African women and gender studies: new social science perspectives
Authors:Ampofo, Akosua AdomakoISNI
Beoku-Betts, JosephineISNI
Osirim, Mary JohnsonISNI
Periodical:African and Asian Studies
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:gender studies
External link:https://doi.org/10.1163/156921008X359560
Abstract:Research on African women and gender studies has grown substantially to a position where African-centred gender theories and praxis contribute to theorizing on global feminist scholarship. Africanist scholars in this field have explored new areas such as transnational and multiracial feminisms, both of which address the complex and interlocking conditions that impact women's lives and produce oppression, opportunity and privilege. In addition, emergent African-centred research on women and gender explores those critical areas of research frequently addressed in the global North which have historically been ignored or marginalized in the African context such as family, work, social and political movements, sexuality, health, technology, migration, and popular culture. This article examines these developments in African gender studies scholarship and highlights the contributions that new research on understudied linguistic populations, masculinity, migration, political development and social movements and the virtual world are making to global feminist discourse. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]