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Gender and Decolonization in the Congo

The Legacy of Patrice Lumumba
Springer Book Archives
1st ed. 2010. Buch. xiii, 247 S.: 7 s/w-Abbildungen, Bibliographien. Softcover
Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 978-1-349-37925-5
Format (B x L): 14 x 21,6 cm
Gewicht: 338 g
In englischer Sprache
Patrice Lumumba s legacy continues to fire the imagination of politicians, activists, and artists. But women have been missing from accounts of the Congo s decolonization. What new ideals of masculinity and femininity were generated in this struggle? Were masculinist biases re-inscribed in later depictions of the martyred nationalist? Through analysis of Lumumba s writings and speeches, the life stories of women activists, and literary and cinematic works, Gender and Decolonization in the Congo: The Legacy of Patrice Lumumba challenges male-centered interpretations of Congolese nationalism and illustrates how generic conventions both reinforced and undercut gender bias in representations of Lumumba and his female contemporaries.
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