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What Gender is Motherhood?

Changing Yoruba Ideals of Power, Procreation, and Identity in the Age of Modernity

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In this book, Oyewumi extends her path-breaking thesis that in Yoruba society, construction of gender is a colonial development since the culture exhibited no gender divisions in its original form. Taking seriously indigenous modes and categories of knowledge, she applies her finding of a non-gendered ontology to the social institutions of Ifa, motherhood, marriage, family and naming practices. Oyewumi insists that contemporary assertions of male dominance must be understood, in part, as the work of local intellectuals who took marching orders from Euro/American mentors and colleagues. In exposing the depth of the coloniality of power, Oyewumi challenges us to look at the worlds we inhabit, anew.

Product code: 9781349580514

ISBN 9781349580514
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW140
Series Gender and Cultural Studies in Africa and the Diaspora
No. Of Pages 262
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Edition 1st ed. 2016
In this book, Oyewumi extends her path-breaking thesis that in Yoruba society, construction of gender is a colonial development since the culture exhibited no gender divisions in its original form.