Local Knowledge and Gender in Ghana

The emergence of global knowledge societies is recently questioning the meaning and relevance of local knowledge in the context of Southern countries. Women have proved to be the central actors in the multiple channels of local-global networking, using these new social ties for the negotiation of old and new elements of knowledge, scientific knowledge and development discourses. The inherent politicisation of knowledge and the direct objective of transforming societal institutions are not only signs of resistance against global hegemony, but serve for a new definition and for a defence of local culture and of local knowledge.

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2005-10-27, 208 pages
ISBN: 978-3-89942-378-5

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Christine Müller

Christine Müller, Universität Bern, Schweiz, und Universität Bielefeld, Deutschland

Author(s)
Christine Müller
Book title
Local Knowledge and Gender in Ghana
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
208
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-89942-378-5
DOI
Commodity Group
1726
BIC-Code
JFSJ JHB
BISAC-Code
SOC032000 SOC026000
THEMA-Code
JBSF JHB
Release date
2005-10-27
Edition
1
Topics
Geschlecht
Readership
Sociology, Social Anthropology, African Studies, Gender Studies
Keywords/Tags
Knowledge, Africa, Gender, Translocality, Gender Studies, Sociology of Knowledge, Sociology

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