[From the editorial] This issue of Feminist Africa seeks to explore the interconnections among economic liberalisation policies, land and resource tenures, and labour relations in the structuring of gendered livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa. The focus on livelihoods departs somewhat from Feminist Africa’s niche in providing cutting-edge feminist analysis of issues of sexual politics and identities, national politics and democratisation processes, higher education and feminist research methodologies.
The importance of land and labour rights to women in sub-Saharan Africa is on account of the predominantly agrarian nature of livelihood activities, whose low technological base makes labour a critical factor. Beyond agriculture, land has a wide array of uses in the organisation of livelihoods and is also the basis of social and political power, and therefore at the heart of gender inequalities in the control of resources. [...]
Table of contents:
- Editorial: Land and Labour in Gendered Livelihood Trajectories - by Dzodzi Tsikata and Dede-Esi Amanor-Wilks
- Gender, Land and Labour Relations and Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa in the era of Economic Liberalisation: Towards a Research Agenda – by Dzodzi Tsikata
- Land, Labour and Gendered Livelihoods in a “Peasant” and a “Settler” Economy – by Dede-Esi Amanor-Wilks
- The Gendered Politics of Farm Household Production and the Shaping of Women’s Livelihoods in northern Ghana – by A. Atia Apusigah
- The Gendered Dynamics of Production Relations in Ghanaian Coastal Fishing – by Akua Opokua Britwum
- What Would it Take to Realise the Promises? Protecting Women’s Rights in the Kenya National Land Policy of 2009 – by Patricia Kameri-Mbote
- Struggles over Land Reform in Tanzania: Experiences of Tanzania Gender Networking Programme and Feminist Activist Coalition – by Marjorie Mbilinyi and Gloria Shechambo
- Claiming women’s land rights for a hunger free world: The Gambia women’s land campaign - Dzodzi Tsikata and Dede-Esi Amanor-Wilks speak with Kujejatou Manneh-Jallow
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