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Title: WHAT IS THIS GENDER TALK ALL ABOUT AFTER ALL? GENDER, POWER AND POLITICS IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA
Authors: OMOTOLA, J. Shola
Keywords: Gender
Power
Politics
Women
Culture
Affirmative action
Nigeria.
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Publisher: The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Journal title: African Study Monographs
Volume: 28
Issue: 1
Start page: 33
End page: 46
Abstract: Gender discourse is very influential everywhere, calling to attention the unwarranted discrepancy between the locations of men and women in the state and society in almost every facet of life. It places particular emphasis on the oppression and marginalisation of women at all levels. The feminist movements have for years continued to advocate for gender balance especially through affirmative action. Yet, only marginal progress has been made. Drawing insights from contemporary Nigeria, this paper argues that if the gender discourse will ever be productive, it would have to be reoriented and situated within the framework of power politics.
DOI: 10.14989/68255
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/68255
Appears in Collections:Vol.28 No.1

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