HIST 392

Men and Women in Colonial Africa

How did colonization and decolonization impact the way Africans defined themselves as men and women? How did empire and the experience of cultural difference impact on gender roles in Europe? How did concerns about gender shape colonial policies and Africans' responses to those policies? Students in this course will address these questions by examining gender through a variety of analytical lenses--religion, labor, etc.--and working collaboratively to make sense of what it meant to be a man or woman within the contexts of colonial and postcolonial Africa.