ISBN-10:
0415972108
ISBN-13:
9780415972109
Pub. Date:
01/01/2005
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960 / Edition 1

Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960 / Edition 1

by Gloria Chuku
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Overview

This study analyzes the complexity and flexibility of gender relations in Igbo society, with emphasis on such major cultural zones as the Anioma, the Ngwa, the Onitsha, the Nsukka, and the Aro.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415972109
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/01/2005
Series: African Studies Series
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Gloria Chuku is Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at UMBC.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Igbo Region Before 1900: A Survey 2. Women in the Economy Before 1900 3. "We Hold Our Families' Bowls": Colonialism, Women, Agriculture and Food Processing 4. Double Endowments or Double-Edged Sword? Women, Crafts and Local Industries 5. Trade and the New Economic Order 6. "If Not For Trade, Who Would Have Given Us Wealth?" The Women Traders 7. The Untouchable Vultures: Women in Resistance Movements 8. Conclusion: Igbo Women's Economic Role in Historical and Comparative Perspective

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