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Title Gender, science, and technology : perspectives from Africa / edited by Catherine Wawasi Kitetu
Published Dakar : Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (iv, 177 pages)
Series CODESRIA gender series ; 6
Codesria gender series ; 6
Contents Introduction / Catherine Wawasi Kitetu --- Part 1. Science and technology in society: discourse, perspectives, practices and policy. Chapter 1. Discourse and practice of science: implications for women in Africa / Catherine Wawasi Kitetu -- Chapter 2. National policy on science and technology: an integral component of development strategy for African countries / John W. Forje -- Chapter 3. Binary synthesis, epistemic naturalism and subjectivities: perspectives fir understanding gender, science and technology in Africa / Damian U. Opata --- Part 2. Science and technology in education. Chapter 4. Educational policies and the under-representation of women in scientific and technical disciples in Niger / Elizabeth Sherif -- Chapter 5. Girls opting for science streams in Benin: self-renunciation or discrimination in the educational system? / Ghislaine Agonhessou Yaya -- Chapter 6. Towards gender sensitive counseling in science and technology / Olubukola Olakunbo ojo -- Chapter 7. Early scientists were men; so are today's: perceptions of science and technology among secondary school students in Kenya / Kenneth O. Nyangena -- Chapter 8. Looking beyond access: a case study of girls' science and technology education in Murang's District, Kenya / Mweru Mwingi -- Chapter 9. Gendered views on science and technology notions in performing arts: characterization and casting in Kenya schools drama festival items / Lydia Ayako Mereri -- Chapter 10. Repositioning computer studies: cultural studies and gendered subject choices in Kenya / Fibian Kavulani Lukalo --- Part 3. Science and technology: the case of one woman, many women. Chapter 11. Busy career and intimate life: a biography of Nahid Toubia, first woman surgeon in Sudan / Jackline K. Moriasi -- Chapter 12. Assessing the impact of coffee production on Abagusii women of western Kenya: a historical analysis (1900-1963) / Samson Omwoyo -- Chapter 13. Gender-based associations and female farmers participation in science and technology projects in Anambra State of Nigeria / Anthonia I. Achike
Summary "This sixth volume of the CODESRIA Gender Series is a collection of discourses, perspectives, practices and policies on the role of the female gender in science and technology, particularly in the African context. Although widely advocated as the indisputable foundation for political and economic power in the modern world, science and technology remains marked by various layers and dimensions of gender inequality that work to the disadvantage of girls and women. Despite the fact that a lot of awareness has been created, and gender issues are now more readily acknowledged by various development initiatives in Africa, participation in science and technology still remains a hurdle as far as girls and women are concerned. A common theme that runs through the book is how feminine identities, ideologies of domesticity and gender stereotypes, and the inadequacy or lack of clear policies facilitate the invisibility of women in science and technology. This notwithstanding, women have never ceased devising clever and ingenious ways that would enable them to master nature, from the margins. The book provides a window onto the current state of female participation in science and technology in Africa, along with an analysis of the historical backgrounds, current educational and professional contexts, and prospects for the future. While it is evident that more research needs to be done, with more groups in different regions, this volume brings together a rich and inspiring collection of qualitative insights on gender, science and technology in Africa."--Book cover
Notes "Gender Institute 2003"--Page [vi]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Science -- Study and teaching -- Africa.
Technology -- Study and teaching -- Africa.
Women in science -- Africa.
Women in technology -- Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Kitetu, Catherine Wawasi.
Codesria Gender Institute.
ISBN 1282901389
2869784007 (electronic bk.)
9782869784000 (electronic bk.)