Contested Encounters: Toward a Twenty-First-Century African Feminist Ethnography

  title={Contested Encounters: Toward a Twenty-First-Century African Feminist Ethnography},
  author={Selina Makana},
  journal={Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism},
  pages={361 - 375}
  • Selina Makana
  • Published 1 November 2018
  • Sociology
  • Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
Abstract:This essay reflects upon both the predicaments and the promises of feminist ethnography in contemporary Africa from the position of an African feminist researcher. Two key questions guide the analysis: What are productive ways to respond to feminist critiques of representing the African woman “other”? What are the promises, if any, of African feminist ethnography documenting the histories of women on the continent? This essay argues that African feminist ethnography is a productive… 
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