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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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COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence in Zimbabwe Women's Pandemic Experiences and Lessons for the Future

COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence in Zimbabwe: Women's Pandemic Experiences and Lessons for the Future

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Isaiah Munyiswa, Pauline Mateveke, Ezra Chitando
December 23, 2024

This book investigates the experiences of women in Zimbabwe facing COVID-19 and gender-based violence, arguing that the insights from this extremely tough period could be used as a springboard for positive legal, cultural and policy changes.   In 2020, COVID-19 caught the world by surprise, and ...

African Women in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Change, Policies, and Approaches

African Women in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Change, Policies, and Approaches

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Tinuade Adekunbi Ojo, Bhaso Ndzendze
December 02, 2024

This book investigates how women in Africa are being impacted by the fourth industrial revolution, which describes the twenty-first century proliferation of mobile internet, machine learning and artificial intelligence. The move towards digitalization brings fundamental changes in the way people ...

Gendered Spaces, Religion and Migration in Zimbabwe Implications for Economic Development

Gendered Spaces, Religion and Migration in Zimbabwe: Implications for Economic Development

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Ezra Chitando, Sophia Chirongoma, Molly Manyonganise
August 26, 2024

This book explores the intersections of gender, religion and migration within the context of post-independent Zimbabwe, with a specific focus on how gender disparities impact economic development. By demonstrating how these interconnections impact women’s and girls’ lived realities, the book ...

Girls Negotiating Porn in South Africa Power, Play and Sexuality

Girls Negotiating Porn in South Africa: Power, Play and Sexuality

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Deevia Bhana
August 26, 2024

The book investigates how teenage girls in South Africa encounter and consume pornography, situating their experiences within wider sociocultural and affective relations of power. It focuses on girls’ online playful and pleasurable pursuits as they explore and expand upon their sexual curiosities....

Gender-Inclusive Higher Education in Tanzania Transforming Academia

Gender-Inclusive Higher Education in Tanzania: Transforming Academia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Susan P. Murphy, Perpetua John Urio
August 02, 2024

Whilst there is an extensive body of research exploring the barriers to gender equality and female empowerment in high-income states, there are far fewer systematic analyses within lower-income settings. This book draws on extensive empirical data to analyse gender mainstreaming and gender ...

Fifty Years of Family Planning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo The Dogged Pursuit of Progress

Fifty Years of Family Planning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Dogged Pursuit of Progress

1st Edition

By Jane T. Bertrand
May 16, 2024

This book chronicles five decades of struggle to introduce family planning into one of the largest, most complex countries in sub-Saharan Africa: the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Interweaving details of major political, social, and economic events into the history of family planning in ...

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

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

1st Edition

By Allen Kiconco
May 31, 2023

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 ...

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

Edited By Anaïs Angelo
May 31, 2023

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 ...

Women and Peacebuilding in Africa

Women and Peacebuilding in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Anna Chitando
May 31, 2023

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,...

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