Women and Work in Northern Nigeria

Transcending Boundaries

  • Authors
  • Renée Ilene Pittin

Part of the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague book series (ISSTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Renée Ilene Pittin
    Pages 1-19
  3. Renée Ilene Pittin
    Pages 20-53
  4. Renée Ilene Pittin
    Pages 54-117
  5. Renée Ilene Pittin
    Pages 214-249
  6. Renée Ilene Pittin
    Pages 285-339
  7. Renée Ilene Pittin
    Pages 340-370
  8. Renée Ilene Pittin
    Pages 371-376
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 377-479

About this book


Women and Work in Northern Nigeria is a study of the social and economic opportunities open to and seized upon by Muslim Hausa women, primarily in the city of Katsina, Nigeria, over the course of the past three decades. In the context of multiple political regimes, the turmoil of the Nigerian economy, and major ideological shifts, women have sought to optimize their resources and situations. Women and Work in Northern Nigeria take as a primary theme, women's ability to recognize and to cross the physical, spatial and discursive boundaries which ostensibly service to define and confine them


education gender women

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