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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of traditional African matriarchal heritage" (Amadiume 2000, 302). Amadiume's work then seems to move in two directions: critiquing Western gender imperialisms and returning to women's place in an African cultural heritage. This allows us to put into context Oyeronke Oyewumi's approach in The Invention ofWomen...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... Unfortunately “there have been very few studies of prostitution as a distinct occupational category in African societies” (Oyewùmi 2003 , 37). This research therefore serves as an important corrective. Based on those qualitative studies, this essay asks the following question: What does it mean...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
... feminist academy, see Oyewumi 2003 . See also Boyce Davies and Ogundipe-Leslie 1995 . 7 The epistemic and hermeneutic ground from which this question is posed is a “Black Atlantic” world away from grappling with whatever happened to Caliban’s mother. That is, a desire to know Equiano’s mother’s...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 113–132.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the publication of numerous feminist writings on issues ofidentity and difference in the analysis of women's lives (Anzaldua 1990, 2001; Collins 1990; hooks 2000; Imam 1997; Mama 1996; Mohanty 1991; Oyewumi 1997; Sandoval 2001). Previously, a homogenized notion of"women" was taken for granted, and the experience...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 330–352.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Communication, August 2012). Given this context, African gender and sexuality studies is an effective lens for analyzing the play. However, with notable exceptions (Azodo and Eke 2007; Dunton 2007; Epprecht 2008; Hoad 2007; Oyewumi 2005), much of this work has either not taken into consideration important...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to white supremacy; Clenora Hudson-Weems's (1997) "Africana" perspective presents discursive possibilities for addressing global feminisms, in concert with black men, to work toward collective progress; and Oyeronke Oyewumi (1997) offers greater nuance to the" Africana" perspective by turning to language...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Oyêwùmi ( 2003 , 12–13) says, “The privileging of motherhood in the African family organization contrasts with the ambivalence about motherhood in feminism.” The subject of motherhood did not show up in most of the songs surveyed. Only 6 percent address the artist’s own mother, and only 1 percent address...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 353–381.
Published: 01 March 2017
... resources, participation in public roles, and overall devaluing women's status. See Ruddick 1995; Chodorow 1978; O'Brien 1981; O'Reilly 2004; Milleret 2012; Amadiume 1987; Oyewumi 1997. 5. Basil Davidson notes that there were series of events that catalyzed the armed struggle including the killing of thirty...