Beyond the Spectacular: Contextualizing Gender Relations in the Wake of the Boko Haram Insurgency

  title={Beyond the Spectacular: Contextualizing Gender Relations in the Wake of the Boko Haram Insurgency},
  author={Charmaine Pereira},
  journal={Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism},
  pages={246 - 268}
  • C. Pereira
  • Published 1 November 2018
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
Abstract:The aim of this essay is to interrogate gender relations in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency in a way that recognizes continuities as well as discontinuities across multiple dimensions of social relations. The essay begins by outlining the changing trajectory of the Boko Haram insurgency and scholarly efforts to understand it as a social phenomenon. The second section discusses how research and media recognition of Boko Haram’s violence in relation to women led to a focus on… 
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