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dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Claire H.*
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-06T13:44:38Z
dc.date.available2018-11-06T13:44:38Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationGriffiths, Claire H. (2018). Gender and Generations: exploring gender at the frontiers of the colony. Chronica Mundi, 13(1), 155-171.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/621517
dc.description.abstractAbstract: This essay addresses two unanswered questions on gender justice in postcolonial Francophone Africa. It asks why countries of Francophone Africa invariably occupy the lowest ranks in global gender equity tables, and why this underperformance continues to map onto the colonial geography of the continent three generations after the end of colonial rule. Existing sociological methodologies aimed at evaluating gender equity are failing to identify why gender inequalities in countries of the former French African empires remain more pronounced than in any other part of the world. Drawing from fieldwork and research conducted in countries across Francophone Africa, it is argued that the creation and persistence of such inequalities are better understood if evaluated in the context of the cultural histories of the regions in which they persist. As the cultural histories of the former colonies are still being written, the discussion incorporates new and emerging historical research on earlier studies of African women led by female researchers during the 1930s. These include the reports and correspondence of a substantial colonial tour commissioned by the French Socialist government of 1936 to record the social impact of colonisation on African women living in seven colonies of French West Africa. In addition, analysis of the records of two pioneering French researchers, the first women to conduct anthropological fieldwork in French Africa, is helping illuminate how gender has been perceived by colonisers in this part of the world, and combined with contemporary fieldwork and policy analysis, contributing to our growing understanding of why inequality persists in certain geographical contexts that share a colonial history, and why in the former colonies of French Africa, the path gender equity has been following differs from those observed in all other postcolonial developing areas to the point where the situation in Francophone Africa is historically unique.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherChronica Mundien_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.chronicamundi.org/en/index.htmlen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/en_US
dc.subjectColonial Africaen_US
dc.subjectFranceen_US
dc.titleGender and Generations: exploring gender at the frontiers of the colonyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2282-0094
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalChronica Mundien_US
dc.date.accepted2018-09-17
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderHEFCEen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectQRen_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018
refterms.dateFCD2018-10-30T15:11:32Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2019-06-06T10:46:07Z


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