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Title Women wielding the hoe : lessons from rural Africa for feminist theory and development practice / edited by Deborah Fahy Bryceson
Published Oxford [England] ; Washington, D.C. : Berg Publishers, 1995


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Description xi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Cross-cultural perspectives on women, 1068-8536 ; vol. 16
Cross-cultural perspectives on women ; v. 16
Contents 1. African Women Hoe Cultivators: Speculative Origins and Current Enigmas / Deborah Fahy Bryceson -- 2. Women's Farming and Present Ethnography: Perspectives on a Nigerian Restudy / Jane I. Guyer -- 3. Down to Fundamentals: Women-centered Hearth-holds in Rural West Africa / Felicia I. Ekejiuba -- 4. Myth of the African Family in the World of Development / Bridget O'Laughlin -- 5. Uses and Abuses of the Concept of 'Female-headed Households' in Research on Agrarian Transformation and Policy / Pauline E. Peters -- 6. Women's Workload and Reproductive Stress / Han Bantje -- 7. 'Children are Our Wealth and We Want Them': A Difficult Pregnancy on Northern Mafia Island, Tanzania / Pat Caplan -- 8. Mothers, Healers and Farmers in Congo / Marie-Claude Dupre -- 9. What Women Can Do: AIDS Crisis Management in Uganda / Christine Obbo -- 10. Must Women Work Together? Development Agency Assumptions versus Changing Relations of Production in Southern Malawi Households / Jean Davison
11. Wishful Thinking: Theory and Practice of Western Donor Efforts to Raise Women's Status in Rural Africa / Deborah Fahy Bryceson -- 12. Documenting Women's Views through Participatory Research: Diaries of Daily Activities in Rural Zambia / Else Skjonsberg -- 13. Truth in Fantasy: Story-telling with and about Women in Msoga Village, Tanzania / Ulla Vuorela -- 14. Burying the Hoe? / Deborah Fahy Bryceson
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Rural women -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Rural women -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Social conditions.
Women in agriculture -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Women in rural development -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Author Bryceson, Deborah Fahy.
LC no. 96115841
ISBN 185973068X
1859730736 paperback