Context of gender in AfricaUppsala, Sweden, 21–24 February 2002
Session 1: Critique of WID/GAD
discourses, and of repercussions of development discourses for
Chair: Ulla Vuorela
Susanne Possing: Does feminization of poverty go hand in
with de-Feminization of gender policies?
Linzi Manicom: “Gender” in ´The New South Africa`: Exploring the implications and ironies of “women” and “gender” as national political subject categories.
Akosua Adomako Ampofo: Whose ‘Unmet Need’ and issues of ‘Agreement’ in reproductive decision making
Session 2: African gender theory. Researcher / consultant / advocate
dilemmas. Chair: Signe Arnfred
Mary Kolawole: Re-conceptualising African gender theory:
Womanism, female space and the Arere metaphor.
Akosua Adomako Ampofo: One who has strength – She has the truth (Mamprussi proverb).
Assitan Diallo: A world between the words of FGM and excision
Session 3: Critique of colonial and post-colonial discourses on sexuality. Chair: Ulla Vuorela
Heike Becker: Eengoma: When the drums call. Female
initiation and the politics of gender and sexuality in colonial and postcolonial
Jónina Einarsdottir: In times of AIDS: Sexuality and death in Africa.
Signe Arnfred: ‘African Sexuality’ / Sexuality in Africa. Tales and silences.
Katarina Jungar/Elina Oinas: Inventing ‘African Solutions’. HIV prevention and medical media.
Session 4: Female sexuality in different African contexts. Chair: Ulla Vuorela
Mumbi Machera: Opening a can of worms: A debate on African
female sexuality in the lecture theatre.
Assitan Diallo: A fictive dialogue between ‘Magnonmakanw’ and ‘Bolokoli-kêlaw’.
Session 5: C ross-cutting contexts 1. Chair: Signe Arnfred
Jo Helle-Valle: Sex, gender, contexts and conflicts in
Oluyemisi Obilade/Tinuade Adewale: Echoes of silence: Tracking emerging gender relations.
Busayo Ige: Gender and politeness: Construction of identity among Zulu English students at the University of Natal, Durban.
Session 6: Cross-cutting contexts 2. Chair: Signe Arnfred
Liv Haram: ‘Prostitutes’ or modern women? Struggling for
respectability in northern Tanzania.
Margrethe Silberschmidt: Masculinity and male sexuality in rural and urban East Africa.
Kopano Ratele: Kinky politics.