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Author Okeke-Ihejirika, Philomina E. (Philomina Ezeagbor)

Title Negotiating power and privilege : Igbo career women in contemporary Nigeria / Philomina E. Okeke-Ihejirika
Published Athens [Ohio] : Center for International Studies, Ohio University, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 230 pages)
Series Ohio University research in international studies. Africa series ; no. 82
Research in international studies. Africa series ; no. 82.
Contents Placing Igbo women within an African context -- Gender relations in family and society -- From housewives to career women -- Your life is not entirely your business -- Gendered lives, gendered aspirations -- Making it in paid employment -- Balancing act -- Ours is ours but my own is my own -- Looking to the future
Summary "Negotiating Power and Privilege captures the voices of female African professionals and vividly portrays their continuous negotiations as workers and as wives, mothers, and single women. It serves as a reality check to policies in developing nations that prescribe secondary and advanced education for women as a panacea for every social ill and explores the many factors that have shaped women's quest to join men as partners in nation building. It is also an original and important contribution to African studies, gender studies, development studies, education policy, and sociology. This book will appeal to scholars and to anyone interested in both the politics and the day-to-day reality of how women everywhere negotiate their aspirations and responsibilities at work and at home."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-225) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Women, Igbo -- Social conditions
Women, Igbo -- Economic conditions
Women, Igbo -- Employment
Women employees -- Nigeria
Working mothers -- Nigeria
Sex role -- Government policy -- Nigeria
Women -- Government policy -- Nigeria
Sexual division of labor -- Nigeria
Economic history
Sex role -- Government policy
Sexual division of labor
Social conditions
Women employees
Women -- Government policy
Women, Igbo -- Social conditions
Working mothers
Nigeria -- Social conditions.
Nigeria -- Economic conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0896804380