Städtler / Trüper (Hg.): Afrikanische Frauen und kulturelle Globalisierung / African Women and Cult. Globalization / Femmes africaines et globalisation culturelle [PDF]


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Mit den Beiträgen zur Jahrestagung der Vereinigung von Afrikanisten in Deutschland (VAD), Bayreuth, 8.–10. Oktober 1998

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205 pp.
List of authors, Comprehensive literature list

Text languages: English, French, German

Studies concerned with the contribution of African women to the modern world are few. Even more scarce are depictions of African women as producers of modern art and culture. This collection of essays exemplifies that the women of Africa and the African diaspora have been successful in appropriating their material and intellectual environment and in adapting it to their own uses for the last two centuries. Not only did they face the most difficult living conditions, but answered productively to diverse forms of cultural globalization, which commonly entered their native societies as economic challenges from the outside. A substantial list of suggestions for further reading is included.


Katharina Städtler / Ursula Trüper: Vorwort – Foreword – Préface
Dorothea Schulz: Instead of an introduction: Women and the global cultural industry – A critical assessment
Ursula Trüper: “Every sentence I translate, she is obliged to set it over …“ – Zara Schmelen and the Nama language
Gesine Krüger: “I do desire to see my own land again …” – Weiblichkeit und Schriftlichkeit in Südafrika
Katharina Städtler: La Négritude des femmes (1930–45)
Susan Arndt: „Wer hat Angst vorm Feminismus?“ – Feminismus in Afrika und afrikanischer Feminismus
Jean-Godefroy Bidima: “Womanism” et autoréflexion – Mise en discours et critique de l’Éxpérience-vécue des “féministes africaines”
Ingrid Laurien: Empowerment through storytelling? Oral literature and New Women’s Movement in Kenya
Susanne Gehrmann: Empowerment and crisis – Re-reading women characters in Aminata Sow Fall’s novels
Inmaculada Diaz Narbona: La mondalisation culturelle, quelle mondalisation? A propos de “Tu t’appelleras Tanga” de Calixthe Beyala
Henriette Mbollé: Produire le cinéma des femmes – Effets politiques, culturels et sociaux de la mondialisation économique
Elisabeth Linnebuhr: Ein Leso-Tuch ist Gold, es hilft in Schwierigkeiten – Frauenmacht und Kangakultur
Lucie-Blanche Miamouini-Nkouka: Céramique, potières congolaises et globalisation

Under this link you will find a biographical study of a wife as missionary assistant in the 19th century:

Ursula Trüper: Die Hottentottin – Das kurze Leben der Zara Schmelen (ca. 1793–1831) [PDF]

Under these links you will find further (auto)biographical studies of African and non-African characters:

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