"[Herbert] has constructed a model of power relationships structuredupon gender and age, and derived from male transformative processes, and in so doinghas written a notable, and most enjoyable, book." -- AfricanHistory
"Herbert examines with great care and thoroughnessthe relationships between gender and power and the rationales that give them socialform.... [Her] analytical ability is outstanding." -- PatrickMcNaughton
"This book is a well-written and essential studyof the place of belief in African material culture." -- International Journalof African Historical Studies
Herbert relates the beliefs andpractices associated with iron working in African cultures to other transformativeactivities -- chiefly investiture, hunting, and pottery making -- to propose agender/age-based theory of power.
About the Author :
Eugenia W Herbert has contributed to Iron, Gender, and Power as an author.
Eugenia W. Herbert is E. Nevius Rodman Professor Emeritus of History at Mount Holyoke College, and author of a number of books on African history.
|Title:||Iron, Gender, and Power||Publisher:||Indiana University Press|
|Author:||Eugenia W Herbert|
|No. of Pages:||296|
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