Gender and Power Relations in Nigeria

Gender and Power Relations in Nigeria

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Globally, women are oppressed and this book introduces the perspective of African women and especially that of Nigerian women. This book looks at the major themes that drive the women's empowerment programs in Nigeria. Feminists in Nigeria are shaped by the institutions, values, ideologies, and since the 1970s, the UN and its agencies have added an international dimension. The chapters, while taking us through a theoretical overview of Nigerian women's empowerment, also shows how institutions, values, religion, and culture can challenge feminist political philosophy- a philosophy that tends to universalize women's problems and their solutions.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 366 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 24mm | 699.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 32 tables
  • 0739177788
  • 9780739177785

About Ronke I. Ako-Nai

Ronke Iyabowale Ako-Nai is Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: WESTERN FEMINIST THEORIES: HOW APPLICABLE TO AFRICA R.I. Ako-Nai SECTION A: WOMEN'S RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW Chapter 2: AN OVERVIEW OF THE RIGHTS OF NIGERIAN WOMEN UNDER THE LAWS Oluwafeyisayo Semiu Kuteyi Chapter 3: WOMEN'S RIGHTS, VIOLENCE AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION: THE NIGERIAN CIRCUMSTANCES A.A. Idowu (PhD) Chapter 4: 1999 CONSTITUTION AND GENDER ANALYSIS OF ELECTIVE AND APPOINTIVE POSITIONS IN NIGERIA Michael Abiodun Oni and Rachael Oluseye Iyanda Chapter 5: AN APPRAISAL OF THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS UNDER NIGERIAN LAWS Mercy Onaodowan Erhun Chapter 6: CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA Adesina Coker, LL.M, MBA Chapter 7: AN OVERVIEW OF LEGAL AND IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK OF NIGERIAN'S NATIONAL GENDER POLICY Benson Kunle Sehinde SECTION B: SEXISM AND WOMEN MARGINALIZATION Chapter 8: MASCULINITY IN GENDER RELATIONS:THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE AND CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Adu Funmilayo Modupe Chapter 9: INFLUENCE OF AGE, MARITAL STATUS AND ENVIRONMENT ON SEXISM IN NIGERIA Ogunleye J. Adedeji and Sulaiman O. Adebayo Chapter 10: SEX, SEX-ROLE ORIENTATION, PERSONALITY AND SEXISM IN NIGERIA Ogunleye J. Adedeji SECTION C: POLICY AND GENDER PARTICIPATION Chapter 11: GENDER AND PEACEBUILDING IN NIGERIA'S NIGER DELTA REGION Stephen A. Faleti Chapter 12: WOMEN IN YORUBA INDIGENOUS POLITICS IN NIGERIA I.O. Aransi Chapter 13: DEMOCRACY AND GENDER PARTICIPATION IN NIGERIA: A CASE FOR GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN POLITICS I.D. David Chapter 14: GENDER EQUALITY FOR A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL Ologunde, A. O. Chapter 15: THE PLACE OF WOMEN IN NIGERIAN PUBLIC SERVICE: A SUBLIME FEMINIST ANALYSIS Anthony M. Oladoyin Chapter 16: AFRICAN WOMEN AND THE CHANGING NOTION OF SECURITY Funso Adesola SECTION D: FEMINISM AND SOCIAL MOVEMENT Chapter 17: "UNKNOWN SOLDIER": WOMEN'S RADICALISM AND ACTIVISM AND STATE VIOLENCE IN 20TH CENTURY NIGERIA Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome Chapter 18: WOMEN, GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENTS AND DEMOCRATIZATION IN NIGERIA Iwebunor Okwechime and Akin Iwilade Chapter 19: GENDER AND THE NIGER DELTA CRISES: THE CHALLENGE OF LOCAL FEMINISMS Mashood Omotosho Chapter 20: GENDER, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN NIGERIA'S NIGER DELTA REGION Iwebunor Okwechime and Akin Iwiladeshow more

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[E]ssays are well-researched with carefully organized ideas that lead the reader to a more profound understanding of a problem and/or situation...[E]ach chapter has a list of references, the book also includes a rather rich bibliography at the end, which may be useful to further illuminate the situation of Nigerian women, and an index that closes the volume. In addition to highlighting problems, the book suggests measures for their solution and gives recommendations on improving the situation of women in Nigeria, while providing data on legislation and on the civil service which can certainly be useful in trying to understand the conditions of life for women in Nigeria. African Studies Quarterlyshow more