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Title: THE SOCIAL AND ETHNO-CULTURAL CONSTRUCTION OF MASCULINITY AND FEMININITY IN AFRICAN PROVERBS
Authors: HUSSEIN, Jeylan W.
Keywords: African folk-proverbs
Masculinity
Femininity
Gender ideology
Language
Power.
Issue Date: Aug-2005
Publisher: The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Journal title: African Study Monographs
Volume: 26
Issue: 2
Start page: 59
End page: 87
Abstract: Africa is a continent known for its rich oral arts. Proverbs are the most widely and commonly used in the continent's long-standing tradition of oral arts. Among such oral arts, the African proverbs have been facilitating the transmission of knowledge and conventions from generation to generation. This paper analyzes the role of African proverbs in creating and perpetuating gendered culture. The author analyzed the African sexist proverbs within the post-modern theory of power relationships between social groups, and the role of language to mediate this relationship, to explore the implications of gender stereotypes.
DOI: 10.14989/68240
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/68240
Appears in Collections:Vol.26 No.2

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