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Rosalind I. J. Hackett

2000

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Power And Periphery: Studies Of Gender And Religion In Africa, Rosalind Hackett Dec 1999

Power And Periphery: Studies Of Gender And Religion In Africa, Rosalind Hackett

Rosalind I. J. Hackett

Considering the great cultural and religious diversity of the African continent and the dynamic role of religion at all levels of African life, Africa would seem to offer fertile ground ,for generating studies of gender and religion. However, such is not the case. In addition to the political, cultural, and academic marginalization of Africa, there are the familiar reasons adduced in other contexts--namely that several of the earlier, classic studies of African religions were conducted by European and African scholars for whom gender was not an analytical category--what Ursula King calls "sexism by omission" (King 1995: 2). This paper examines ...