"Wicked" Women and the Reconfiguration of Gender in Africa
Hodgson, Dorothy L.; McCurdy, Sheryl A.2001
This collection of 17 essays examines the many ways African women pushed the boundaries, individually and collectively, of "acceptable" behaviour to produce changes in the gendered dynamics of power and a reconfiguration of broader moral and social orders. The book bridges the gap between studies of women and studies of gender by demonstrating how gender relations are produced, reproduced and transformed through the everyday ideas and agency of men and women interacting with local structures and processes. It challenges the common stereotypes of African women as either victims or unrestrained resisters.