Gender and Power Relations in Nigeria

Gender and Power Relations in Nigeria

by Ronke I. Ako-Nai
     
 

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Globally, women are oppressed and this book introduces the perspective of African women and especially that of Nigerian women. This book looks at the major themes that drive the women's empowerment programs in Nigeria. Feminists in Nigeria are shaped by the institutions, values, ideologies, and since the 1970s, the UN and its agencies have added an international

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Globally, women are oppressed and this book introduces the perspective of African women and especially that of Nigerian women. This book looks at the major themes that drive the women's empowerment programs in Nigeria. Feminists in Nigeria are shaped by the institutions, values, ideologies, and since the 1970s, the UN and its agencies have added an international dimension. The chapters, while taking us through a theoretical overview of Nigerian women's empowerment, also shows how institutions, values, religion, and culture can challenge feminist political philosophy— a philosophy that tends to universalize women’s problems and their solutions.

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African Studies Quarterly
[E]ssays are well-researched with carefully organized ideas that lead the reader to a more profound understanding of a problem and/or situation. . . .[E]ach chapter has a list of references, the book also includes a rather rich bibliography at the end, which may be useful to further illuminate the situation of Nigerian women, and an index that closes the volume. In addition to highlighting problems, the book suggests measures for their solution and gives recommendations on improving the situation of women in Nigeria, while providing data on legislation and on the civil service which can certainly be useful in trying to understand the conditions of life for women in Nigeria.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739177785
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/16/2013
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Ronke Iyabowale Ako-Nai is Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 'sun State, Nigeria.

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