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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:African feminist politics of knowledge: tensions, challenges, possibilities
Editors:Ampofo, Akosua Adomako
Arnfred, SigneISNI
City of publisher:Uppsala
Publisher:Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
Geographic term:Africa
sociology of knowledge
Abstract:The first aim of this book is to create space in which feminists can manoeuvre in the troubled seas of donor agencies, universities, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. Its second purpose is to introduce some much needed analysis to disentangle dilemmas, tensions, challenges and possibilities in feminist research activism. These goals are elucidated in the Introduction: Feminist politics of knowledge by Signe Arnfred (Denmark) and Akosua Adomako Ampofo (Ghana). The volume has eight other contributions: One who has truth - she has strength: the feminist activist inside and outside the academy in Ghana by Akosua Adomako Ampofo; Connections to research: the Southern African network of higher education institutions challenging sexual harassment/sexual violence, 1996-2001 by Jane Bennett (South Africa); Reflections of a feminist scholar-activist in Nigeria by Charmaine Pereira (based in Abuja); Advocacy for women's reproductive and sexual health and rights in Africa: between the devil and the deep blue sea by Adetoun Ilumoka (focus on Nigeria); Critical feminism in Mozambique: situated in the context of our experience as women, academics and activists by Isabel Maria Casimiro and Ximena Andrade; Disappearing dodos? Reflections on women and academic freedom based on experiences in Ghana and the United States by Nancy Lundgren and Mansah Prah; Doing women's studies: problems and prospects for researchers and activists in Nigeria by Nkoli N. Ezumah; and Discursive challenges for African feminisms by Desiree Lewis (South Africa). [ASC Leiden abstract]