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Resistance to Women's Ethnic Narratives in Tanzania: Two Perspectives on Identity

Sonja R Darlington

African Journal of Teacher Education, 01 October 2015, Vol.4(1) [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Resistance to Women's Ethnic Narratives in Tanzania: Two Perspectives on Identity
  • Autor: Sonja R Darlington
  • Assuntos: Ethnic Identity ; Indigenous Education ; Tanzania Indigenous Education ; Tanzania Women Narratives
  • É parte de: African Journal of Teacher Education, 01 October 2015, Vol.4(1)
  • Descrição: Two Tanzanian activists, Ruth Meena and Elieshi Lema, resist identification with their local ethnic groups in deference to their identity formation with nationalism and feminism. Both maintain that ethnicity is a politically charged term based on a colonial construct that favors patriarchy and describes all women’s ethnicity generically without questioning their positionality. Meena as a political scientist at the University of Dar es Salaam and Lema as a writer and editor of E & D Publishing, provide evidence for their professional roles having moved beyond ethnic boundaries due to their educational opportunities and the influence of feminist thinking. In the construction of their culture, as activists, scholars, teachers, and writers, they have re-imagined how to live their lives, so that they could actively participate in the struggle for nationhood, gender equality, educational access, economic independence and community development.  Meena and Lema have also demonstrated...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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