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Routledge Studies on Gender and Sexuality in Africa


About the Series

Routledge Studies on Gender and Sexuality in Africa publishes high quality, original scholarship from new and established scholars across the world. The series brings together research from across the humanities and social sciences and offers critical, feminist, queer, trans, postcolonial, and intersectional perspectives.

Themes of the series include gender and health, LGBT movements, women’s political participation, sexual and domestic violence, pleasure, power and eroticism, same-sex intimacies, the political economy of sex, equality and media representations of gender

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact Routledge African Studies editor Helena Hurd, [email protected]

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Gender, Judging and the Courts in Africa Selected Studies

Gender, Judging and the Courts in Africa: Selected Studies

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By J. Jarpa Dawuni
November 12, 2021

Women judges are playing increasingly prominent roles in many African judiciaries, yet there remains very little comparative research on the subject. Drawing on extensive cross-national data and theoretical and empirical analysis, this book provides a timely and broad-ranging assessment of gender ...

The Politics of Biography in Africa Borders, Margins and Alternative Histories of Power

The Politics of Biography in Africa: Borders, Margins and Alternative Histories of Power

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Anaïs Angelo
September 06, 2021

Bringing together historians, political scientists, and literary analysts, this volume shows how biographical narratives can shed light on alternative, little known or under-researched aspects of state power in African politics. Part 1 shows how biographical narratives breathe new life into ...

Gender, Conflict and Reintegration in Uganda Abducted Girls, Returning Women

Gender, Conflict and Reintegration in Uganda: Abducted Girls, Returning Women

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Allen Kiconco
June 25, 2021

This book explores what happened when the tens of thousands of girls (now women) abducted by Lord’s Resistance Army and inducted into their campaign of violence against the Ugandan government, returned home. Drawing on extensive original research, the author considers the challenges which the ...

Women and Peacebuilding in Africa

Women and Peacebuilding in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Anna Chitando
November 17, 2020

This volume re-centres African women scholars in the discourse on African women and peacebuilding, combining theoretical reflections with case studies in a range of African countries. The chapters outline the history of African women’s engagement in peacebuilding, introducing new and neglected ...

Women, Agency, and the State in Guinea Silent Politics

Women, Agency, and the State in Guinea: Silent Politics

1st Edition

By Carole Ammann
March 11, 2020

This book examines how women in Guinea articulate themselves politically within and outside institutional politics. It documents the everyday practices that local female actors adopt to deal with the continuous economic, political, and social insecurities that emerge in times of political ...

Widow Inheritance and Contested Citizenship in Kenya

Widow Inheritance and Contested Citizenship in Kenya

1st Edition

By Awino Okech
May 02, 2019

This book examines the practice of widow inheritance in order to explore the intersection between power, gender and sexualities in Kenya. Using widow inheritance amongst the Luo of Kenya as a case study, the book explores the role of body politics in the construction of gendered subjects and ...

African Women, ICT and Neoliberal Politics The Challenge of Gendered Digital Divides to People-Centered Governance

African Women, ICT and Neoliberal Politics: The Challenge of Gendered Digital Divides to People-Centered Governance

1st Edition

By Assata Zerai
September 27, 2018

How can we promote people-centered governance in Africa? Cell phones/ information and communications technology (ICT) are shown to be linked to neoliberal understandings of more democratic governance structures, defined by the Worldwide Governance Indicators as: the rule of law, corruption-control,...

Disability and Sexuality in Zimbabwe Voices from the Periphery

Disability and Sexuality in Zimbabwe: Voices from the Periphery

1st Edition

By Christine Peta
October 31, 2017

Disabled women represent one of the most marginalised minority groups in the world, hence they are largely silent while their sexuality is ignored, suppressed, forbidden and buried underneath the carpet. Until recently, most of the Global Northern published literature on the subject of the ...

Love, Sex and Teenage Sexual Cultures in South Africa 16 turning 17

Love, Sex and Teenage Sexual Cultures in South Africa: 16 turning 17

1st Edition

By Deevia Bhana
October 31, 2017

Love, Sex and Teenage Sexual Cultures in South Africa interrupts the relative silence around teenage constructions of love in South Africa. Against the backdrop of gender inequalities, HIV and violence, the book situates teenage constructions of love and romance within the wider social and cultural...

The Tunisian Women’s Rights Movement From Nascent Activism to Influential Power-broking

The Tunisian Women’s Rights Movement: From Nascent Activism to Influential Power-broking

1st Edition

By Jane D Tchaïcha, Khedija Arfaoui
June 15, 2017

Tunisian women have received significant attention for their active participation in preserving and extending women’s rights since 2011. However, their activism and latest achievements should be considered not a recent phenomenon but rather part and parcel of a distinctive local history that has ...

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