The authors collected in Gendering Global Transformations: Gender, Culture, Race, and Identity probe the effects of global and local forces in reshaping notions of gender, race, class, identity, human rights, and community across Africa and its Diaspora. The essays in this unique collection employ diverse interdisciplinary approaches--drawing from subjects such as history, sociology, religion, anthropology, gender studies, feminist studies--in an effort to centralize gender as a category of analysis in developing critical perspectives in a globalizing world. From this approach come a host of exciting insights and subtle analyses that serve to illuminate the effects of issues such as international migration, globalization, and cultural continuities among diaspora communities on the articulation of women's agency, community organization, and identity formation at the local and the global level. Bringing together the voices of scholars from Africa, Europe and the United States, Gendering Global Transformations: Gender, Culture, Race, and Identity, offers a multi-national and wholly original perspective on the intricacies of life in a globalized era.
About the Author:
Dr. Philomina E. Okeke is professor of Gender, Development and Transnational Studies in the Women's Studies Program of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Her research focuses on gender and development (Africa); gender, race and class in education/work and development; political economy of feminist scholarship; international feminist debates; feminist theorizing. Her current research involves economic barriers to black immigrant women's empowerment in Edmonton, Alberta. She is the author of Negotiating Power and Privilege: Career Igbo Women in Contemporary Nigeria (Ohio University Press, 2006).
Chima J. Korieh is a professor of African history at Marquette University and is the author or editor of numerous books, including Missions, States, and European Expansion in Africa (Routledge) and The Aftermath of Slavery: Transitions and Transformations in Southern Nigeria.