Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2129: Gender and Politics in Africa

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

  • Davies, Carole Boyce. 2014. ‘Pan-Africanism, Transnational Black Feminism and the Limits of Culturalist Analyses in African Gender Discourses’. Feminist Africa 19: 78–93.
  • Mama, Amina, 2007. “Is It Ethical to Study Africa? Preliminary Thoughts on Scholarship and Freedom”. African Studies Review, 50: 1–26.
  • Oy?wùmí, O. 1997. The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses. University of Minnesota Press.
  • Alidou, O.D., 2005. Engaging modernity: Muslim women and the politics of agency in postcolonial Niger. Univ of Wisconsin Press.
  • Oloka-Onyango, J. and Tamale, S. 1995. ” The Personal is Political,” or Why Women’s Rights are Indeed Human Rights: An African Perspective on International Feminism. Human Rights Quarterly. 17(4): 691-731.
  • Tripp, Aili M. 1994. Gender, Political Participation, and the Transformation of Associational Life in Uganda and Tanzania.” African Studies Review 37 (1): 107-131.
  • Gouws, Amanda, 2014. Recognition and redistribution: State of the women's movement in South Africa 20 years after democratic transition, Agenda, 28:2, 19-32.
  • Horn, Jessica, 2013. Gender and Social Movements Overview Report. Brighton, Institute of Development Studies.
  • Goetz, Anne Marie. 2002. "No shortcuts to power: constraints on women's political effectiveness in Uganda." The Journal of Modern African Studies 40.4 (2002): 549-575.
  • McFadden, Pat. 2005. “Becoming Postcolonial: African Women Changing the Meaning of Citizenship”. In: Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism. 6 (1), pp. 1–18.
  • Abbas, Hakima and Ekine, Sokari. 2013. (Eds.): Queer African Reader. Oxford. Pambazuka Press. e
  • Tamale, S. 2011. African Sexualities: A Reader. London: Pambazuka