Matriarchy, Patriarchy, and Imperial Security in Africa : Explaining Riots in Europe and Violence in Africa
Matriarchy, Patriarchy and Imperial Security in Africa will appeal to professionals and students of imperial and world history, international security and conflict resolution, development, globalization, and gender studies. The author argues that terrorism, piracy, acts of sabotage, and austerity budget mass protests will continue in Africa, Asia and the West until ordinary people around the world have positive answers to the Primordial Question: Will my family eat today and sleep peacefully through the night?
- Hardback | 222 pages
- 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
- 06 Sep 2012
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
About Marsha Robinson
Marsha R. Robinson is a graduate of the Georgetown University, Central Connecticut State University and the Ohio State University where she earned her doctorate in history. Currently, she is working on several edited volumes and a monograph on comparative sustainable development systems in world history.
"The uniqueness of this book lies not only in its eclectic themes and scope of analyses but also in the author's brilliant fusion of rather complex issues of gender, imperialism, world-systems, and global insecurity into a composite inquiry. It presents us with fascinating historical discord over the meanings of imperial security and the concomitant clash of cultures between Western Europe and Africa in relation to their patriarchal and matriarchal systems. Illuminating the influences of intellectual conditioning of patriarchal colonial hegemonies that profiled women universally as the under-class, this compelling study places the onerous burden of ending international familial and class wars on the shoulders of the United States. Clearly a pace-setter in transnational gendering of global conflict and terrorism, this work entreats the US to reconsider its patriarchal imperial system in the global economy and listen more responsively to the formerly colonized nations of Africa for the sake of national and global security." -- Apollos Okwuchi Nwauwa, Bowling Green State University
Table of contents
Introduction: Primordial Questions and the Internet Chapter 1: What Is European Security? Chapter 2: Red Riding Hood and Matriarchy on Rome 2.0's Frontier Chapter 3: Pecos Bill, or American Coyotes Sail the Mediterranean Sea Chapter 4: Tiski's Basket: Matriarchy, Patriarchy and Imperial Frontiers in Africa Chapter 5: Patria Impotestas, Terrorism and Imperial Insecurity on the East African Frontier Chapter 6: Red Riding Hood and Pecos Bill at the Saharan Matriarch's 21st Century Well Chapter 7: The United States as Elder Sibling of Rome 2.0's Former Colonies