Gendering the African Diaspora: Women, Culture, and Historical Change in the Caribbean and Nigerian Hinterland (Paperback)

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By Judith A. Byfield (Editor), LaRay Denzer (Editor), Anthea Morrison (Editor)
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This volume builds on and extends current discussions of the construction of gendered identities and the networks through which men and women engage diaspora. It considers the movement of people and ideas between the Caribbean and the Nigerian hinterland. The contributions examine Africa in the Caribbean imaginary, the way in which gender ideologies inform Caribbean men's and women's theoretical or real-life engagement with the continent, and the interactions and experiences of Caribbean travelers in Africa and Europe. The contributions are linked as well through empire, discussing different parts of the British Empire and allowing for the comparative examination of colonial policies and practices.

About the Author


Judith A. Byfield is Associate Professor in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University and author of The Bluest Hands: A Social and Economic History of Women Dyers in Abeokuta (Nigeria), 1890-1940.LaRay Denzer is Visiting Scholar in the Department of History at Santa Clara University. She is author (with Jane I. Guyer and Adigun A. B. Agbaje) of Money Struggles and City Life: Devaluation in Ibadan and Other Urban Centers in Southern Nigeria, 1986-1996.Anthea Morrison is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus (Jamaica).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780253221537
ISBN-10: 0253221536
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2010
Pages: 329
Language: English
Series: Blacks in the Diaspora (Paperback)