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Men Own the Fields, Women Own the Crops

Gender and Power in the Cameroon Grassfields

Men Own the Fields, Women Own the Crops( )
Author: Goheen, Miriam
Publication Date:May 1996
Publisher:University of Wisconsin Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $26.95
Book Description:

Women's labor--producing both crops and children--has long been the linchpin of male status and power throughout Africa. This book lucidly interprets the intricate relations of gender to state-building in Africa by looking historically at control over production and reproduction, from the nineteenth century to the present. Miriam Goheen examines struggles over power within the Nso chiefdom in the highlands of Western Cameroon, between the chiefdom and the state, and between men...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Gender Studies
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.7 Inches
Book Weight:0.83 Pounds

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