Gendered Colonialisms in African History
July 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
1. Ngaitana (I will circumcise myself): The Gender and Generational Politics of the 1956 Ban on Clitoridectomy in Meru, Kenya: Lynn M. Thomas (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA).
2. "Cocky" Hahn and the "Black Venus": The Making of a Native Commissioner in South West Africa, 1915-46: Patricia Hayes (University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and Zimbabwe).
3. "Not Welfare or Uplift Work": White Women, Masculinity and Policing in South Africa: Keith Shear (Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA, and South Africa).
4. Love Magic and Political Morality in Central Madagascar, 1875-1990: David Graeber (University of Chicago, USA).
5. "Fork Up and Smile": Marketing, Colonial Knowledge and the Female Subject in Zimbabwe: Timothy Burke (Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, USA).
- Nancy Rose Hunt's introduction places the essays in historiographical context for non-specialist readers.
- Includes studies of men and masculinity and of the symbolic dimensions of gender as well as studies of African women's history.
- Path-breaking work by younger scholars draws upon field work and archival research in Africa and Europe.