TANU Women: Gender and Culture in the Making of Tanganyikan Nationalism, 1955-1965 (Social History of Africa)

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9780435074210: TANU Women: Gender and Culture in the Making of Tanganyikan Nationalism, 1955-1965 (Social History of Africa)

Paper Edition. Geiger reveals the actions and "culture of politics" through which women participants in the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU)women constructed, performed, and maintained nationalism in Tanzania.

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SUSAN GEIGER received her Ph.D. in African history from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1973. She is Associate Professor in the Women's Studies Department, and on the graduate faculties in history and the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies at the University of Minnesota. She coedited "Women, Family, State and Economy in Africa" (SIGNS, special issue, 1991), and Interpreting Women's Lives: Feminist Theory and Personal Narratives (Indiana Univ. Press, 1989). She has published in the Journal of African History, the International Journal of African Historical Studies, the Journal of Women's History, and SIGNS.

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"Geiger's pathbreaking book about African women and the creation of nationalism in Tanganyika represents a significant contribution to modern African historical studies.... Geiger's unique study is certain to spark the reevaluation of women's role in nationalist construction across the continent. Upper-division undergradautes and above."-Choice ?Geiger's pathbreaking book about African women and the creation of nationalism in Tanganyika represents a significant contribution to modern African historical studies.... Geiger's unique study is certain to spark the reevaluation of women's role in nationalist construction across the continent. Upper-division undergradautes and above.?-Choice

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