The Resource Daughters of Anowa : African women and patriarchy, Mercy Amba Oduyoye

Daughters of Anowa : African women and patriarchy, Mercy Amba Oduyoye

Label
Daughters of Anowa : African women and patriarchy
Title
Daughters of Anowa
Title remainder
African women and patriarchy
Statement of responsibility
Mercy Amba Oduyoye
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Daughters of Anowa provides an analysis of the lives of African women today from an African woman's own perspective. It is a study of the influence of culture and religion - particularly of traditional African cultures and Christianity - on African women's lives. Mercy Amba Oduyoye illustrates how myths, proverbs, and folk tales (called "folktalk") operate in the socialization of young women, working to preserve the norms of the community. Daughters of Anowa reveals how global patriarchy manifests itself in these social structures, in both patrilineal and matrilineal communities. Organized as a narrative in three cycles, Daughters of Anowa demonstrates how folktalk alienates women from power, discourages individuality and encourages conformity. It also considers the possibilities for the future. Oduyoye posits that change will come about only when the daughters of Anowa (the mythic representative of Africa itself) confront the realities of culture and religion in perpetuating patriarchal oppression and work to realize the goal of a new woman in a new Africa
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oduyoye, Mercy Amba
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1430
LC item number
.O38 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oduyoye, Mercy Amba
  • Oduyoye, Mercy Amba
  • Women in Christianity
  • Feminist theology
  • Women, Ashanti
  • Women, Yoruba
  • Patriarchy
  • Patriarchy
  • Feminist theology
  • Patriarchy
  • Patriarchy
  • Women, Ashanti
  • Women in Christianity
  • Women, Yoruba
  • Vrouwen
  • Cultuur
  • Godsdienst
  • Femmes et christianisme
  • Femmes ashanti
  • Femmes yoruba
  • Patriarches (Église)
  • Frau
  • Patriarchat
  • Gleichberechtigung
  • Tradition
  • Soziale Situation
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Afrika
Label
Daughters of Anowa : African women and patriarchy, Mercy Amba Oduyoye
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 229 pages
Isbn
9780883449998
Lccn
95019962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
002999717
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32666657
  • (OCoLC)ocm32666657
Label
Daughters of Anowa : African women and patriarchy, Mercy Amba Oduyoye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 229 pages
Isbn
9780883449998
Lccn
95019962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
002999717
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32666657
  • (OCoLC)ocm32666657

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