The Resource Mother is gold, father is glass : gender and colonialism in a Yoruba town, Lorelle D. Semley

Mother is gold, father is glass : gender and colonialism in a Yoruba town, Lorelle D. Semley

Label
Mother is gold, father is glass : gender and colonialism in a Yoruba town
Title
Mother is gold, father is glass
Title remainder
gender and colonialism in a Yoruba town
Statement of responsibility
Lorelle D. Semley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lorelle D. Semley explores the historical and political meanings of motherhood in West Africa and beyond, showing that the roles of women were far more complicated than previously thought. While in Kétou, Benin, Semley discovered that women were treasurers, advisors, ritual specialists, and colonial agents in addition to their more familiar roles as queens, wives, and sisters. These women with special influence made it difficult for the French and others to enforce an ideal of subordinate women. As she traces how women gained prominence, Semley makes clear why powerful mother figures still exist in the symbols and rituals of everyday practices"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.420966
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1811.Z9
LC item number
K487 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Mother is gold, father is glass : gender and colonialism in a Yoruba town, Lorelle D. Semley
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. "Mother is gold, father is glass": power and vulnerability in Atlantic Africa -- Founding fathers and metaphorical mothers: history, myth, and the making of a kingdom -- How kings lost their mothers: politics of the Atlantic slave trade -- Giving away Kétu's secret: wives on the eve of war -- "Where women really matter": the "queens" of Kétu and the challenge to French imperialism -- "Without family-- there is no true colonization": perspectives on marriage -- "The opening of the eyes": the politics of manhood on the eve of independence -- Mothers and fathers of an Atlantic world -- Epilogue. A rebirth of "public mothers" and kings
Control code
ocn695996375
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 235 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253004888
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36009258
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)695996375
  • pebcs0253004888

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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