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Title: Gender in Practice: Culture, Politics and Society in Sierra Leone
Contributor(s): Lahai, John Idriss  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.3726/b11126
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Abstract: Sierra Leone, a complex country of contradictions, begs many questions. What kind of country is it and, more specifically, what kind of gender relationships have people forged throughout the country's cultural and political histories? What kind of cultural agency, including that which relates to the ritual practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), have women developed in their quest for recognition within their communities? What are the societal expectations of women (and men) - their roles and responsibilities - before, during and after the civil conflict? And what does this tell us about the issues, trends and processes needed to address sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV); and about the complex engendered questions of what (hetero/homo) sexuality is, or is perceived to be, in contemporary Sierra Leone?
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Peter Lang
Place of Publication: Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781787070226
Field of Research (FOR): 169901 Gender Specific Studies
200211 Postcolonial Studies
200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
940203 Political Systems
950501 Understanding Africa's Past
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
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Extent of Pages: 274
Series Name: Africa in Development
Series Number : 14
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