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Author Stucki, Andreas, 1975- author.

Title Violence and gender in Africa's Iberian colonies : feminizing the Portuguese and Spanish Empire, 1950s-1970s / Andreas Stucki.

Published Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
©2019

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Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations, map.
Series Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series
Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
Springer History eBooks 2019 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; About the Author; Abbreviations; List of Figures; Chapter 1 Introduction: Feminizing Empire; Decolonization and the Iberian Dictatorships; Transforming African Women; Perspectives: Violence and Gender in Africa's Iberian Colonies; Chapter 2 Soft Power: Uplifting "Native Women"; Between Metropoles and Colonies; First Steps and New Opportunities in Africa; Toward the Realities in the Colonies; Between Oppositions; Religion; Epilog: Toward Repressive Modernization?; Chapter 3 Violence: Authoritarian Transformations; Winning Hearts and Minds; Transformative Wars
Destruction and ConstructionDevelopment, the New Name for Peace; Epilog: Poor but Fraternal and Generous?; Chapter 4 "African Skin and a Hispanic Heart"? Racism, Ethnic Relations, Class, and Gender; Pride: Luso- and Hispanotropicalism, A Shared Discourse; Racial Prejudice and Cultural Inferiorization; Abuse and Sexual Exploitation; Epilog: Toward a Subordinated Female Elite; Chapter 5 The "Bargains" of African Women's Cooperation; The Empire: Cooperation and Collaboration; The Bargain of "Indigenous" Cooperation; Advantages and Disadvantages: Education in the Metropoles; Chosen
Obligations and Benefits and Their SubversionEpilog: Leaving to Stay; Chapter 6 Staging Iberian Domesticity in Africa; Implementing Iberian Domesticity in the Colonies; Spreading the Gospel; Folklore and Sports; Epilog: Nationalizing Through the Taste Buds?; Chapter 7 Empire and Nation-States: Competing Projects; Revolutionary Women's Organizations in Mozambique and Angola; The "Other" Modernizers: Frelimo and the MPLA; Competing Visions of the Nation; Epilog: Nationalisms and Nation-States; Chapter 8 Epilog: The Presence of Imperial Pasts; Exit Options; Contested Citizenship
Toward a Cultural Empire?Bibliography; Index; Blank Page; Blank Page; Blank Page; Blank Page; Blank Page; Blank Page
Summary This book examines how and why Portugal and Spain increasingly engaged with women in their African colonies in the crucial period from the 1950s to the 1970s. It explores the rhetoric of benevolent Iberian colonialism, gendered Westernization, and development for African women as well as actual imperial practices - from forced resettlement to sexual exploitation to promoting domestic skills. Focusing on Angola, Mozambique, Western Sahara, and Equatorial Guinea, the author mines newly available and neglected documents, including sources from Portuguese and Spanish women's organizations overseas. They offer insights into how African women perceived and responded to their assigned roles within an elite that was meant to preserve the empires and stabilize Afro-Iberian ties. The book also retraces parallels and differences between imperial strategies regarding women and the notions of African anticolonial movements about what women should contribute to the struggle for independence and the creation of new nation-states.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Women -- Africa -- Social conditions.
Spain -- Colonies -- Africa.
Portugal -- Colonies -- Africa.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783030172305 (electronic bk.)
3030172309 (electronic bk.)
9783030172299