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Political-Social Movements: Feminist: Sub-Saharan Africa
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For this entry, the authors have adopted Valentine Moghadem's definition of feminism: “feminism is a theoretical perspective, and a practice that criticizes social and gender inequalities, aims at women's empowerment, and seeks to transform knowledge – and in some interpretations, to transform socio-economic structures, political power and international relations” (Moghadam 2002, 45). Defined in this way, feminism may have different specific objectives depending on the social, economic, and poli…

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Callaway, Barbara and Creevey, Lucy, “Political-Social Movements: Feminist: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0129h>
First published online: 2009

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