African feminist politics of knowledge: Tensions, challenges, possibilities
2010 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
AFRICAN FEMINIST POLITICS OF KNOWLEDGE is a book that aims at exposing the dilemmas and conflicts that feminist researchers and practitioners living and working in the Global South have to deal with on a daily basis. The book attempts to disentangle some of the dilemmas, tensions, challenges and possibilities of feminist research and activism in the minefields of the cultures, practices and expectations of university bureaucracies, donor agencies and North-South collaboration. The authors, living and working in Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Mozambique, are all researchers. They theorise from their experiences as persons based in Africa, highlighting the dilemmas and conflicts posed by identities as academics and researchers on the one hand, and dependence on donor funding on the other.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2010. , 232 p.
Gender studies, Feminism, Women’s rights, Academic freedom, Higher education, Research, Research workers, Women in development, Empowerment, Africa south of Sahara
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-970ISBN: 978-91-7106-662-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-970DiVA: diva2:288583
Contents: -- Introduction: Feminist Politics of Knowledge/Signe Arnfred and Akosua Adomako Ampofo -- Chapter 1. One Who has Truth – She has Strength: The Feminist Activist Inside and Outside the Academy in
Ghana/Akosua Adomako Ampofo -- Chapter 2. Connections to Research: The Southern African Network of Higher Education Institutions Challenging Sexual Harassment /Sexual Violence/Jane Bennett -- Chapter 3. Reflections of a Feminist Scholar-Activist in Nigeria/Charmaine Pereira -- Chapter 4. Advocacy for Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights in Africa: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea/Adetoun Ilumoka -- Chapter. 5 Critical Feminism in Mozambique: Situated in the Context of our Experienceas Women,Academics and Activists/Isabel Maria Casimiro and Ximena Andrade -- Chapter 6. Disappearing Dodos? Reflections on Women and Academic Freedom Based on Experiences in Ghana and the United States/Nancy Lundgren and Mansah Prah -- Chapter 7 Doing Women’s Studies:Problems and Prospects for Researchers and Activists in Nigeria/Nkoli N Ezumah -- Chapter 7. Discursive Challenges for African Feminisms/Desiree Lewis -- Contributors -- Index