Working with Gender by Lisa A. Lindsay - Heinemann Publishing
Working with Gender

Working with Gender

Lindsay argues that wage labor became gendered as male because of transformations in the labor process, along with the concrete goals and values of individual Nigerian men and women, which were often influenced by indigenous and imported ideas about modernization. This book provides a view of modernization from a Nigerian, working-class perspective. It points to the tensions and engagement between the practical strategies and ideological assumptions of various colonial administrators and African workers.

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Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Gender and Wage Labor in Colonial Africa
Wage Labor, Money, and Masculinity in Early 20th Century Yorubaland Families, Jobs, and the State Before 1945
Domesticity and Difference: The 1945 General Strike
The Rise of the "Male Breadwinner" in Postwar Southwestern Nigeria Urban Labor, Extended Families, and the Differentiation of Domesticity
Domesticity and Difference Reconfigured: The 1964 General Strike
The Fall of the "Modern" Breadwinner?
Bibliography