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Title Gender and power relations in Nigeria / edited by Ronke Iyabowale Ako-Nai.

Publication Info. Lanham : Lexington Books, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Western feminist theories : how applicable to Africa? / R.I. Ako-Nai -- An overview of the rights of Nigerian women under the laws / Oluwafeyisayo Semiu Kuteyi -- Women's rights, violence and gender discrimination : the Nigerian circumstances / A.A. Idowu -- 1999 Constitution and gender analysis of elective and appointive positions in Nigeria / Michael Abiodun Oni and Rachael Oluseye Iyanda -- An appraisal of the protection of women's rights under Nigerian laws / Mercy Onaodowan Erhun -- Critical appraisal of domestic violence in Nigeria / Adesina Coker -- An overview of legal and implementation framework of Nigeria's national gender policy / Benson Kunle Sehinde -- Masculinity in gender relations : the Nigerian experience and contribution to sustainable development / Adu Funmilayo Modupe -- Influence of age, marital status and environment on sexism in Nigeria / Ogunleye J. Adedeji and Sulaiman O. Adebayo -- Sex, sex-role orientation, personality and sexism in Nigeria / Ogunleye J. Adedeji -- Gender and peacebuilding in Nigeria's Niger Delta region / Stephen A. Faleti -- Women in Yoruba indigenous politics in Nigeria / I.O. Aransi -- Democracy and gender participation in Nigeria : a case for gender mainstreaming in politics / I.D. David -- Gender equality for a better quality of life for all / A.O. Ologunde -- The place of women in Nigerian public service : a sublime feminist analysis / Anthony M. Oladoyin -- African women and the changing notion of security / Funso Adesola -- "Unknown soldier" : women's radicalism and activism and state violence in 20th century Nigeria / Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome -- Women, grass roots movements and democratization in Nigeria / Iwebunor Okwechime and Akin Iwilade -- Gender and the Niger Delta crises : the challenge of local feminisms / Mashood Omotosho -- Gender, environment and human rights violations in Nigeria's Niger Delta region / Iwebunor Okwechime and Akin Iwilade.
Summary "Globally, women are oppressed and this book introduces the perspective of African women and especially that of Nigerian women. This book looks at the major themes that drive the women's empowerment programs in Nigeria. Feminists in Nigeria are shaped by the institutions, values, ideologies, and since the 1970s, the UN and its agencies have added an international dimension. The chapters, while taking us through a theoretical overview of Nigerian women's empowerment, also shows how institutions, values, religion, and culture can challenge feminist political philosophy-- a philosophy that tends to universalize women’s problems and their solutions"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Women -- Nigeria -- Social conditions.
Women's rights -- Nigeria.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Nigeria.
Women -- Political activity -- Nigeria.
Sex role -- Nigeria.
Feminism -- Nigeria.
Sexism -- Nigeria.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.
Feminism. (OCoLC)fst00922671
Sex role. (OCoLC)fst01114598
Sexism. (OCoLC)fst01114686
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. (OCoLC)fst01176824
Women -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst01734136
Women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176947
Women's rights. (OCoLC)fst01178818
Nigeria. (OCoLC)fst01205229
Added Author Ako-Nai, Ronke Iyabowale, editor, author.
Other Form: Print version: Gender and power relations in Nigeria. Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2013 9780739177785 (DLC) 2012037647 (OCoLC)809411789
ISBN 9780739177792 (electronic book)
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