Culture, Politics and Society in Sierra Leone
Chapter 1: Understanding Gender in Sierra Leone: Discourse, Practice and Constructs
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Understanding Gender in Sierra Leone: Discourse, Practice and Constructs
Gender as a political discourse
During my many years of field work researching the lived experiences of women and men in Sierra Leone, I have come to appreciate the dualistic forms of political discourse on gender. First, such discourse represents illiberal, politically pragmatic thinking aimed at sustaining male political, economic/financial and cultural dominance.
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