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Author Griffiths, Claire H
Title Globalizing the Postcolony : Contesting Discourses of Gender and Development in Francophone Africa
Imprint Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2010
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Series After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France
After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France
Note Intro -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- I -- Is There a Gender and Development Crisis in Francophone Africa? -- 1 -- Gender and Development in Francophone Africa -- 2 -- Science, Statistics, and Stories -- II -- When Gender and Development Went Global -- 3 -- The Origins of a Global Discourse, 1945 to 1990 -- 4 -- "Good Governance" for Development, 1990-2000 -- 5 -- The Millennium Summit and Beyond -- III -- From the Global to the Postcolony: Data Profiling in Gabon and Senegal -- 6 -- Mapping Gender and Development -- 7 -- Senegal -- 8 -- Gabon -- 9 -- Measuring Gender and Development -- IV -- In Search of Context and Culture 1: Historicizing Gender -- 10 -- Sex and Status in Pre-colonial Africa -- 11 -- Engendering the Colony -- V -- In Search of Context and Culture 2: Locating Gender -- 12 -- Speaking the Language of Gender and Development in Senegal -- 13 -- International Agencies and the Agenda for Change in Senegal -- 14 -- Theorizing Gender and Development in the Academy -- 15 -- Voicing Dissent and Contesting Change in Civil Society -- VI -- Writing Gender and Development: Culture, Context and Change in Francophone Africa -- 16 -- The Literary Politics of Gender and Development -- 17 -- Writing Gender and Development -- 18 -- Modernization and Marginalization in the Francophone African Feminist Novel -- 19 -- Conclusion -- Appendix A -- Commitment 5, UN World Summit for Social Development, 19 April 1995 -- Appendix B -- Commitment 5, 24th Special Session of the UN General Assembly, 26 June 2000 -- Selected Bibliography -- About the Author
Globalizing the Postcolony: Contesting Discourses of Gender and Development in Francophone Africa is a study of development in the former French colonies of West Africa. It takes as its starting point the international community's reporting on human and social development and gender in the developing areas, which began systematically in 1990 and which has provided a framework for policy-making in this field. This study analyzes current thinking on the challenges facing gender and development in Africa, before moving on to examine the historical factors marking the gender and development profile of the francophone West African region. Through an analysis of gender politics in the region from pre-colonial to postcolonial times, the book examines the gradual incursion of exogenous gender policies into the region throughout the 20th century
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Link Print version: Griffiths, Claire H. Globalizing the Postcolony : Contesting Discourses of Gender and Development in Francophone Africa Lanham, MD : Lexington Books,c2010 9780739143827
Subject Postcolonialism - African, West
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