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Critical gender discourse in Africa

Critical gender discourse in Africa

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Published by Hope Publications in Ibadan, Nigeria .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.,
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Sex role -- Africa.,
    • Women -- Africa -- Social conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statement[edited by] Christopher E. Ukhun.
      ContributionsUkhun, Christopher E.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ1075.5.A35 C75 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv. <1 > ;
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3345175M
      ISBN 109783654888
      LC Control Number2004352511
      OCLC/WorldCa54631260

      Inunder new directorship again, with Yaliwe Clarke, the AGI ran programmes in queer visuality, with film festivals in different locations, and initiated work on a symposium entitled "Dreaming the Future," to celebrate the work of acclaimed South African feminist, Pumla Gqola. Habermas is now influencing the philosophy of law in many countries—for example the creation of the social philosophy of law in Brazil, and his theory also has the potential to make the discourse of law one important institution of the modern world as a heritage of the Enlightenment. Foucaultian approaches to gender and discourse tend to focus on the relationship between gender and power. Much of GWS Africa takes place online, through a listserv and a website. Caree A.

      This book is not a quick read, but is recommended for students wishing to learn, not just about CDA, but about the wider debates and theories of social constructionism. Her life work has demonstrated how close and intelligent analysis of conversation can reveal the extraordinary complexities of social relationships--including relationships between men and women. Martin, Jarred H It will be sure to interest anyone curious about the crucial yet often unnoticed role that language and gender play in our daily lives.

      Marx explicitly developed the notion of critique into the critique of ideology and linked it with the practice of social revolution, as stated in the famous 11th of his Theses on Feuerbach : "The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it. For a rewarding use of this book, and considering the focus of our discussion, prior or parallel readings of a few West African novels would be helpful. The AGI, under the directorship of Jane Bennett from tofocused on consolidating its core intellectual positions and its institutional position at UCT, and continued to run successful projects, especially in sexuality and reproductive justice work. Lahad, Kinneret Jarvie Chapter 4 outlines how discursive psychology can be used as a theory and method for research on communications, culture and the social field.


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Critical gender discourse in Africa book

Laclau and Mouffe combined a Marxist theory of the social field, and a structuralist theory of meaning, in their major work, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy Wade, Michelle L. They may disagree, however, about whether these differences constitute a form of societal oppression of women.

It will be sure to interest anyone curious about the crucial yet often unnoticed role that language and gender play in our daily lives. It is important to mention the diversity existing among modern African writers, a distinction fostered by the Western European colonization.

Gender and Language Hughey, Matthew W. Gender and Discourse offers a critical new approach to the study of language and gender studies. Habermas engaged in regular correspondence with Richard Rorty and a strong sense of philosophical pragmatism may be felt in his theory; thought which frequently traverses the boundaries between sociology and philosophy.

James, the anti-colonial Marxist, and Sylvia Wynter, the radical humanist. On the other hand, some people, such as difference feminists, would respond that although the power assigned to women in society is of a different type than that assigned to men, it is not an inherently unequal system.

Gender, Democracy and Institutional Development in Africa

The goal of such analysis is often to reveal the unspoken assumptions about gender interactions and the underlying power structures that these interactions reveal.

The discussion is wide-ranging and well-informed, with brief but insightful references to, amongst others, Vygotsky and Saussure on language, Gramsci on Marxism, Bourdieu on field theory and Foucault on power.

As a result, the focus of research is centered on local manifestations, rather than broad generalizations.

Critical theory

It found that these disciplines were generally on the rise, but that many of them had adopted the mainstream Women in Development WID approach. Kaur, Surinderpal Depending on the course title, African American and Caribbean writers are added to the list of readings.

Inthe University of Cape Town instituted a merger process which split the AGI's public project work from its gender studies teaching, creating a new section of Gender Studies. It is the interactional context, the participants' individual styles, and the interaction of their styles, Tannen shows, that result in the balance of power.

These essays provide a theoretical backdrop to her best-selling books--and an informative introduction which discusses her field of linguistics, describes the research methods she typically uses, and addresses the controversies surrounding her field as well as some misunderstandings of her work.

Na Shehu Ali, among others.

African Gender Institute

The book was also driven by a need for foundational material beyond the assigned traditional textbooks. Purpose[ edit ] The AGI describes itself as specifically feminist and seeks to promote feminism on the African continent.

Instead, many postmodern scholars have adopted "alternatives that encourage reflection about the 'politics and poetics' of their work.

For years an internationally known and highly respected scholar in the field of linguistics, she has now become widely known for her work on how language both reflects and perpetuates the relationships between men and women. Clearly, Tannen's insights into how and why women and men so often misunderstand each other when they talk has touched a nerve.Reproducing Gender Inequality: A Critical Discourse Analysis of a Turkish Adult Literacy Textbook.

Ramazan Gungor, The Pennsylvania State University, USA Esther Prins, The Pennsylvania State University, USA. Abstract: Based on Critical Discourse Analysis of a prominent adult literacyCited by: 1. If the pedagogical impulse for the Black Studies curriculum is to provide a blue print for education for liberation, then Discourse on Africana Studies is our urgently needed text-book.

M. NourbeSe Philip is perhaps best known to many readers for “Zong!,” her harrowing, long poem on memory, mortality, and the middle passage.

This book investigates gender and power relations in the Cameroonian parliament using a critical discourse analytical approach, which focuses on social issues and seeks to expose unequal relations within institutions. The study identifies different gendered discourses within the speeches of Members of Parliament and government ministers.

the seventeen societies of the Arab Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) studied do women enjoy the same citizenship and nationality rights as men.1 In Saudi Arabia, situating the variable of race into the critical/phenomenological exploration of class and gender, In her most influential book, The Second Sex (), de Beauvoir argued.

gratitude to the many writers in the critical race theory, feminist, and critical legal studies communities who have inspired us to think more deeply about social justice than we would have without their teachings. Thanks, as well, to Niko Pfund, past editor in chief at New York University Press, for encouraging us to write this book, and to Anna.

Critical theory is the reflective assessment and critique of society and culture by applying knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities to reveal and challenge power structures.

Critical theory has origins in sociology and also in literary criticism.