Ship-Ship-Hooray! Free Shipping on $25+ Details >
Voices from Mutira : Change in the Lives of Rural Gikuyu Women, 1910-1995

Voices from Mutira : Change in the Lives of Rural Gikuyu Women, 1910-1995 - 2nd edition

Voices from Mutira : Change in the Lives of Rural Gikuyu Women, 1910-1995 - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9781555876029

ISBN10: 1555876021

Voices from Mutira : Change in the Lives of Rural Gikuyu Women, 1910-1995 by Jean Davison - ISBN 9781555876029
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub.
Published: 1996
International: No
Voices from Mutira : Change in the Lives of Rural Gikuyu Women, 1910-1995 by Jean Davison - ISBN 9781555876029

ISBN13: 9781555876029

ISBN10: 1555876021

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 96

List price: $22.00

All of our used books are 100% hand-inspected and guaranteed! Happy you, happy us.

Ships directly from us
You Save $11.00 (50%)
$11.00

Well, that's no good. Unfortunately, this edition is currently out of stock. Please check back soon.

Other Editions of Voices from Mutira : Change in the Lives of Rural Gikuyu Women, 1910-1995

Summary

To update this rich, informative collection of life histories, Davison returned to Mutira in 1989, 1992, and 1994, documenting the changes occurring since her 1984 study. Six of the seven life histories in the first edition have been expanded to reflect the events of the last decade. Two new introductory chapters frame the life histories within the context both of the significant macrolevel transitions in Kenya and the current thinking about gender and the development process.

The seven women who are the focus of the book describe, with dignity, candor, and often humor, their own views of the often turbulent historical and sociocultural forces influencing their individual and collective lives. They discuss--from differing points of view--such feminist issues as female circumcision, polygyny, family violence, and experiences of mothering. And spanning nearly a century, their histories illuminate critical moments in Kenya's past.

Author Bio

Davison, Jean : The American University

Jean Davison is adjunct professor of sociology at the American University in Washington, D.C., and President of IDE Associates. She is author of Agriculture, Women, and Land : The African Experience.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Change in Mutira Women's Lives.

Kenya and the Gikuyu: Social and Historical Contexts.

Wanjiku:The Life of a Traditional Woman.

Wamutira: The First Wife.

Watoro's Story: Poverty Is Like Dust.

Wangeci's Story: A Widow Among Women.

Wanoi: The Many Facets of a Midwife.

Nyambura: Child of Independence.

Wanja: Forward-Looking Woman.

The Life Histories in Retrospect.

Other Editions of Voices from Mutira : Change in the Lives of Rural Gikuyu Women, 1910-1995

Voices From Mutira by Davison - ISBN 9781555871581