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Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses

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Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses - Oyewumi, Oyeronke
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The author traces the misapplication of Western, body-oriented concepts of gender through the history of gender discourses in Yoruba studies. THE INVENTION OF WOMEN demonstrates that biology as a rationale for organizing the social world is a Western construction not applicable in Yoruban culture where social organization was determined by relative age.

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Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses 1997, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816624416

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