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Book Review: Women and power in postconflict Africa by Aili Mari Tripp

Evans, Alice (2015) Book Review: Women and power in postconflict Africa by Aili Mari Tripp. LSE Review of Books (09 Dec 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In Women and Power in Postconflict Africa, Aili Mari Tripp provocatively argues that major conflict can have disruptive, egalitarian effects, catalysing women’s increased legislative representation. She demonstrates how conflict has often pushed women into socially valued domains, where they demonstrate their equal abilities and thereby undermine prevailing gender ideologies. Alice Evans explores the theoretical insights of this important scholarship, arguing that the book sheds light on much broader processes of egalitarian social change common to the Global North and South alike.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2016 16:37
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64947

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