Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere

Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere

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by Oyeronke Olajubu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791458865

ISBN-13: 9780791458860

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: State University of New York Press

An exploration of gender and power relations in Yoruba religion—both Christianity and Yoruba traditional religion.

Drawing on a wide range of oral and written sources, this book shows that women occupy a central place in the religious worldview and life of the Yoruba people and shows how men and women engage in mutually beneficial roles in the Yoruba

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An exploration of gender and power relations in Yoruba religion—both Christianity and Yoruba traditional religion.

Drawing on a wide range of oral and written sources, this book shows that women occupy a central place in the religious worldview and life of the Yoruba people and shows how men and women engage in mutually beneficial roles in the Yoruba religious sphere. It explores how gender issues play out in two Yoruba religious traditions—indigenous religion and Christianity in Southwestern Nigeria. Rather than shy away from illuminating the tensions between the prominent roles of Yoruba women in religion and their perceived marginalization, author Oyeronke Olajubu underscores how Yoruba women have challenged marginalization in ways unprecedented in other world religions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791458860
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
SUNY Series, McGill Studies in the History of Religions, A Series Devoted to International Scholarship Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

1. Concepts and Theories on Women in Yoruba Religious Sphere

2. Women in Yoruba Culture and Society

3. Women in Yoruba Christian Tradition

4. Identity, Power, and Gender Relations in Yoruba Religious Traditions

5. Women and Rituals in Yoruba Religion

Conclusion

Notes

References

Index

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