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Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960

By Gloria Chuku

Routledge – 2005 – 334 pages

Series: African Studies

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Description

This study analyzes the complexity and flexibility of gender relations in Igbo society, with emphasis on such major cultural zones as the Anioma, the Ngwa, the Onitsha, the Nsukka, and the Aro.

Contents

Introduction 1. The Igbo Region Before 1900: A Survey 2. Women in the Economy Before 1900 3. "We Hold Our Families' Bowls": Colonialism, Women, Agriculture and Food Processing 4. Double Endowments or Double-Edged Sword? Women, Crafts and Local Industries 5. Trade and the New Economic Order 6. "If Not For Trade, Who Would Have Given Us Wealth?" The Women Traders 7. The Untouchable Vultures: Women in Resistance Movements 8. Conclusion: Igbo Women's Economic Role in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Author Bio

Gloria Chuku is Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at UMBC.

Name: Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960 (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Gloria Chuku. This study analyzes the complexity and flexibility of gender relations in Igbo society, with emphasis on such major cultural zones as the Anioma, the Ngwa, the Onitsha, the Nsukka, and the...
Categories: African History, Gender Studies, History