Understanding Gender in the African Context

Understanding Gender in the African Context

Jeffrey Kurebwa (Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe)
Release Date: April, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 250
ISBN13: 9781799828150|ISBN10: 1799828158|EISBN13: 9781799828174|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2815-0


One of the most significant dimensions of gender studies is that it is political. It raises questions about power in society and how and why power is differentially distributed between different genders. It asks questions about who has power over whom, in which situations, how power is exercised, and how it is, and can be, challenged. Different theories and perspectives within gender studies have different approaches to these questions and look for answers in different social processes. Many debates are on-going, as new data is revealed and new theories are put forth.

Understanding Gender in the African Context is a scholarly reference that explores the complexities of the ideologies and social patterns that contribute to the field of gender studies. Featuring a range of topics such as human rights, feminism, and social media, this book is ideal for policymakers, sociologists, social scientists, civil society organizations, government officials, academicians, researchers, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Feminism
  • Film
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Gender Representation
  • Globalization
  • Human Rights
  • LGBTQ+
  • Pedagogy
  • Sexuality
  • Social Media

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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