v.6, 2008, Special Issue: Women’s Activism for Gender Equality in Africa

The authors focus on women’s activism throughout Africa within a transnational and cross-cultural context. This edition expands traditional concepts of activism and adds to a broader awareness of how gender is articulated within social movements, governments and other social institutions.
This Volume is a joint production with the Journal of International Women’s Studies (JIWS), Vo. 10(1), 2008:

Table of Contents

Special Issue

Editorial PDF
Kathryn Russell, Colleen Kattau
Women and Leadership Positions: Social and Cultural Barriers to Success ABSTRACT PDF
Josephine Kiamba
Drawing from the Wells of Culture: Grace Onyango and the Kenyan Political Scene (1964-1983) ABSTRACT PDF
Phoebe Musandu
The Autonomy of Ugandan Women’s Organizations: How it Matters in Creating and Maintaining a Dependable Democracy ABSTRACT PDF HTML
Caroline Tushabe
A Puppet on a String: The Manipulation and Nationalization of the Female Body in the “Female Circumcision Crisis” of Colonial Kenya ABSTRACT PDF
Sara Boulanger
Accessing Housing Finance in South Africa: The Role of Women Activism ABSTRACT PDF
Catherine Ndinda, Ufo Okeke Uzodike
Acceptance: Living With HIV/AIDS: An Interview with Video Producer Paul van der Veur PDF
Jean Young

General Issue

Still Seeking for Something”: The Unspeakable (Loss) in “Passing” by Nella Larsen ABSTRACT PDF
Agnieszka Mrozik
Gender and Ethnicity in Banda’s Malawi ABSTRACT PDF
Edwin Segal

Book Reviews

From the Revolution to the Maquiladoras: Gender, Labor, and Globalization in Nicaragua by Jennifer Bickham Mendez, Duke University Press, 2005 PDF
Brett Troyan
Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin Group, New York, 2006 PDF
Elizabeth Boze
Working with Gender: Wage Labor and Social Change in Southwestern Nigeria by Lisa A. Lindsay, Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH, 2003 PDF
Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo
Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali by Kris Holloway, Waveland Press, Long Grove, IL, 2007. PDF
Tim Gerhard