Tanzanian Women in Their Own Words

Tanzanian Women in Their Own Words : Stories of Disability and Illness

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Tanzanian Women in Their Own Words is a compilation of oral histories by Tanzanian women living with disabilities or chronic illnesses. The narratives encourage readers to consider issues of health care, transportation, ignorance, polygamy, gender discrimination, and rural isolation. Through learning about the health challenges faced by Tanzanian women, students are introduced to the lifeways and concerns of Tanzanian culture, the challenges faced by many developing countries, and the intimate and evocative level of detail that can only be discovered through intensive ethnographic fieldwork.show more

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  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739140566
  • 9780739140567

About Sheryl Feinstein

Sheryl Feinstein is associate professor at Augustana College. Nicole C. D'Errico is a public health specialist and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Atu Chapter 2. Yudith Chapter 3. Paulina Chapter 4. Modezia Chapter 5. Rukia Chapter 6. Dorah, Mbakisha & Latifah Chapter 7. Madeline & Robert Chapter 8. Fadhima Chapter 9. Luse & Harriot Chapter 10. Maliamu Chapter 11. Maua & Isabella Chapter 12. Faustina Chapter 13. Angela & Mary Chapter 14. Helenashow more

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Tanzanian Women in Their Own Words is a collection of oral contemporary histories by Tanzanian women living with a wide range of disability and/or chronic illness. This relatively short book, which includes fourteen life narratives, is a rich resource for disability scholars seeking to globalize their course curriculums. The stories simultaneously provide examples of the culturally and historically specific meanings of disability, and reveal how, regardless of culture, relationships, education, class, religion, and gender can shape disability experiences. H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online After every chapter, the author pose several discussion questions... These questions are excellent teaching aids for the classroom, as they challenge world views, biases and stereotypes, and belief systems. ... The material unearthed by the story telling method is complex and interconnected, but the books simple and accessible format and unique structure allow the reading of it to be more open-ended than definitive. Feminist Collections: A Quarterly Of Women's Studies Resourcesshow more

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