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1990

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African Women Organizing: Four Ways Of Seeing, Marla J. Solomon Jan 1990

African Women Organizing: Four Ways Of Seeing, Marla J. Solomon

Gender and Development

A study which looks at women’s organizations in Africa from various perspectives, including those which seeks “ways of seeing and knowing that move forward a feminist agenda,” and celebrates the experiences of being “woven in the text."

This study is an effort to seek a deeper understanding of women's organizations in Africa, with the belief that understanding informs action. This search proceeds through several phases. First, I discuss how the way we "see" organizations influences how we work with them and create them. Starting with that idea, I develop a rationale for trying to view women's organizations ...