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What is this Gender Talk All About After All? Gender, Power and Politics in Cotemporary Nigeria
African Study Monographs (2007)
  • Shola J. Omotola
Abstract
Gender discourse is very influential everywhere, calling to attention the unwarranted discrepancy between the locations of men and women in the state and society in almost every facet of life. It places particular emphasis on the oppression and marginalisation of women at all levels. The feminist movements have for years continued to advocate for gender balance especially through affirmative action. Yet, only marginal progress has been made. Drawing insights from contemporary Nigeria, this paper argues that if the gender discourse will ever be productive, it would have to be reoriented and situated within the framework of power politics.
Keywords
  • gender,
  • power,
  • politics,
  • affirmative action,
  • culture,
  • Nigeria
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
Shola J. Omotola. "What is this Gender Talk All About After All? Gender, Power and Politics in Cotemporary Nigeria" African Study Monographs Vol. 28 Iss. 1 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/j_shola_omotola/7/