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Author Oyěwùmí, Oyèrónkẹ́.

Title The invention of women : making an African sense of Western gender discourses / Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [1997]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 229 pages)
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; A Note on Orthography; Chapter 1 Visualizing the Body: Western Theories and African Subjects; Chapter 2 (Re)constituting the Cosmology and Sociocultural Institutions of Oyo-Yorùbá; Chapter 3 Making History, Creating Gender: The Invention of Men and Kings in the Writing of Oyo Oral Traditions; Chapter 4 Colonizing Bodies and Minds: Gender and Colonialism; Chapter 5 The Translation of Cultures: Engendering Yorùbá Language, Orature, and World-Sense; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Human body -- Social aspects -- Nigeria.
Philosophy, Yoruba.
Sex role -- Nigeria.
Women, Yoruba -- History.
Women, Yoruba -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816624410 (pb ; alk. paper)
0816685908 (electronic bk.)
9780816624416 (pb ; alk. paper)
9780816685905 (electronic bk.)