Repositioning culture for development: women and development in a Nigerian rural community

  title={Repositioning culture for development: women and development in a Nigerian rural community},
  author={Uchendu Eugene Chigbu},
  journal={Community, Work \& Family},
  pages={334 - 350}
  • U. Chigbu
  • Published 3 July 2015
  • Sociology
  • Community, Work & Family
Most studies on women have ignored women's view of themselves in relation to their roles in community development. This study uses interview and ethnographic data from Nigeria to investigate women's narratives of themselves concerning their position in a rural cultural space in relation to community development. It explores ways of repositioning patriarchal or gender unresponsive cultures for eliciting women's potentials in community development. It emphasises how women's cultural constrains in… 
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