Neoliberal feminism in Africa

Akinbobola, Yemisi (2019) Neoliberal feminism in Africa. Soundings, 71 (71). pp. 50-61. ISSN 10.3898/SOUN.71.04.2019

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Abstract

In this article, I offer a critical reflection on neoliberal feminism in Africa, with a particular focus on Nigeria. I argue that neoliberal feminism is more likely to be embraced in Africa, and in Nigeria in particular, than some of the other kinds of feminism that are circulating there. This is because the high levels of poverty and unemployment in Nigeria, and the general lack of opportunities for access to financial empowerment, have fostered an individualised entrepreneurial mindset that is in some ways more in line with this kind feminism, problematic though that may be. I also reflect on the work of my organisation, African Women in Media, which seeks to mobilise women in media industries.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3898/SOUN.71.04.2019
Date: 1 April 2019
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
P300 Media studies
T500 African studies
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham School of Media
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA34: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
Depositing User: Oluyemisi Akinbobola
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2019 09:55
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 14:02
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8369

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