Literature Database on Gender in Subsahara Africa

Literature regarding Gambia

agriculture ecology rural development climate changearts and cultureeconomy - formal and informal employment
economy - Householdseconomy - markets and traderseconomy - pastoralism
education schooling and tertiary educationhealth - fgc fgmhealth - HIV AIDS and gender
health - reproduction and fertilityhealth history colonialism and pre-colonial history
Literature media politics - wars violent conflicts
politics Religion - Christianity Religion - Islam
Religion - traditional rituals and spirit mediumshipRights - human rights violations gender based violence Rights - Women Human Rights and legal system
society - families marriagessociety - homosexuality / sexual minorities society - masculinities
society - migration and urbanisationsociety - women's organisations

agriculture ecology rural development climate change

Baaba Folson, Rose (1997): Experiences with women’s projects in The Gambia, in: Altmann, Uta / Teherani-Krönner, Parto (eds.): What have women’s projects accomplished so far? Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, pp.239-250.[354]

Baker, Kathleen (2000): Ecological possibilities and political constraints: Adjustments of farming to protracted drought by women and men in the Western Division of the Gambia, in: Stott, Philip A. / Sullivan, Sian (eds.): Political Ecology: Science, Myth and Power, Arnold Publishers, Oxford, pp.157-178.[355]

Barrett, Hazel / Browne, Angela (1989): Time for development? The case of women’s horticultural schemes in rural Gambia, in: Scottish Geographical Magazine, vol. 105, no. 1, pp.4-11.[356]

Barrett, Hazel / Browne, Angela (1993): The impact of labour-saving devices on the lives of rural African women: Grain mills in The Gambia, in: Momsen, Henshall Janet / Kinnaird, Vivian (eds.): Different places, different voices, Gender and development in Africa, Asia and Latin America, Routledge Publications, London, pp.52-62.[357]

Beckerleg, S. (1994): Gender, work and illness: The influence of a research unit on an agricultural community in the Gambia, in: Health Policy and Planning, vol. 9, pp. 419-428.[358]

Bledsoe, Caroline / Hill, Allan et al. (1994): Constructing natural fertility, The use of Western contraceptive technology in rural Gambia, in: Population and Development Review, vol. 20, no. 1, pp.81-113.[359]

Carney, Judith / Watts, Michael (1990): Manufacturing dissent: Work, gender and the politics of meaning in a peasant society, in: Africa, vol. 60, no. 2, pp.207-241.[363]

Carney, Judith / Watts, Michael (1991): Disciplining women? Rice, mechanization, and the evolution of Mandinka gender relations in Senegambia, in: Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 16, no. 4, pp.651-681.[364]

Carney, Judith A. (1988): Struggles over land and crops in an irrigated rice scheme: The Gambia, in: Davison, Jean (ed.): Agriculture, Women, and Land, The African experience, Westview Press, Boulder, pp.59-78. (and published in: Journal of Peasant Studies, vol. 15, 3, pp.334-349.)[360]

Carney, Judith A. (1992): Peasant women and economic transformation in The Gambia, in: Development and Change, vol. 23, no. 2, pp.67-90.[361]

Carney, Judith A. (1993): Converting the wetland, engendering the environment: the intersection of gender with agrarian change in The Gambia, in: Economic Geography, vol. 69, pp.329-348.[362]

Dey, Jennie (1981): Gambian women: Unequal partners in rice development projects? in: Journal of Development Studies, vol. 17, no. 1, pp.109-122.[365]

Dey, Jennie (1983): Women in rice farming systems with a focus on Africa, FAO, Rome.[366]

Elcoat, Michelle Jeanne (1988): The place of women in rural development - Examples from East and West Africa, A direct approach of NGO’s in Gambia, in: Poulton, Robin / Harris, Michel (eds.): Putting people first, Voluntary organisations and third world development, London, pp.98-112.[367]

Gunnarsson, Björn (2011): The influence of male migration on female resources, independence, and development in Gambian villages, in: Gender and Development, vol. 19, no. 1, pp.115-128.[368]

Kea, Pamela (2004): Maintaining difference and managing change, Female agrarian clientelist relations in a Gambian community, in: Africa, vol. 74, no. 3, pp.361-383.[369]

Kea, Pamela (2007): Girl farm labour and double-shift schooling in The Gambia: The paradox of development intervention, in: Canadian Journal of African Studies, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 258-288.[370]

Kea, Pamela (2010): Land, labour and entrustment, West African female farmers and the politics of difference, Brill Publishers, Leiden.[371]

Nath, Kamla (1985): Women and vegetable gardens in the Gambia: Action and Rural Development, Working Paper no. 109, African Studies Centre, Boston University, Boston.[372]

Nath, Kamla (1985): Labour-saving techniques in food processing: Rural women and technological change in The Gambia, Working Papers no. 108, African Studies Centre, Boston University, Boston.[373]

Norem, Margaret / Russo, Sandra / Sambou, Marie / Marlett, Melanie (1988): The women’s program of the Gambian mixed farming project, in: Poats, Susan / Schmink, Marianne / Spring, Anita (eds.): Gender issues in farming systems research and extension, Westview Press, Boulder, pp.303-314.[374]

Schroeder, Richard (1993): Shady practice: Gender and the political ecology of resource stabilization in Gambian garden/orchards, in: Economic Geography, vol. 69, no. 4, pp.349-365.[377]

Schroeder, Richard (1996): „Gone to their second husbands“: Marital metaphors and conjugal contracts in The Gambia’s female garden sector, in: Canadian Journal of African Studies, vol. 30, no. 1, pp.69-87.[378]

Schroeder, Richard (2000): `Re-claiming' land in the Gambia, Gendered property rights and environmental intervention, in: Broch-Due, Vigdis / Schroeder, Richard A. (eds.): Producing nature and poverty in Africa, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, pp.268-292.[379]

Schäfer, Rita (1995): Frauenzusammenschlüsse der Mandinka, in: Schäfer, Rita: Afrikanische Frauenorganisationen und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Traditionelle und moderne afrikanische Frauenorganisationen im interethnischen Vergleich, Centaurus Verlag, Pfaffenweiler, pp.189-204.[375]

Schäfer, Rita (1995): Geschlechteraspekte der Wissenssysteme und Wissenskommunikation in westafrikanischen Agrarkulturen, in: Honerla, Susan / Schröder, Peter (Hg.): Lokales Wissen und Entwicklung, Zur Relevanz kulturspezifischen Wissens für Entwicklungsprozesse, Verlag für Entwicklungspolitik, Saarbrücken, pp.279-293.[376]

Weil, Peter (1973): Wet rice, women and adaptation in the Gambia, in: Rural Africana, no. 19, pp.20-29. [380]

Weil, Peter (1976): The staff of life: Food and the female fertility in a West African society, in: Africa, vol. 46, pp.182-195.[381]

arts and culture

no entries to this combination of country and topic

economy - formal and informal employment

no entries to this combination of country and topic

economy - Households

Carney, Judith A. (1988): Struggle over crop rights and labour within contract farming households in a Gambian irrrigated rice project, in: Journal of Peasant Studies, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 334-349.[1935]

economy - markets and traders

no entries to this combination of country and topic

economy - pastoralism

no entries to this combination of country and topic

education schooling and tertiary education

no entries to this combination of country and topic

health - fgc fgm

Herlund, Ylva / Shell-Duncan, Bettina (2007): Contingency, context, and change, Negotiating female gential cutting in the Gambia and Senegal, in: Africa Today,vol. 53, no. 4.[3131]

Hernlund, Ylva (2000): Cutting without ritual and ritual without cutting, Female “circumcision” and the Re-ritualization of initiation in Gambia, in: Shell-Duncan, Bettina / Hernlund, Ylva (eds.): Female circumcision in Africa, Culture, controversy, and change, Lynne Rienner, Boulder, pp. 235-252.[3130]

Skramstad, Heidi (1990): The fluid meaning of female circumcision in a multi-ethnic context in Gambia, Distribution of knowledge and linkages to sexuality, Working Paper D 12, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen.[3132]

Traoray, Isatou (1998): Tradition, culture and ideology: The problem of female genital mutilation in the Gambia, in: SAFERE: Southern African Feminist Review, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 71-74.[3133]

health - HIV AIDS and gender

Ota, M.O. et al. (2000): Maternal HIV-1 and HIV-2 Infection and child survival in the Gambia, in: AIDS,vol. 14,pp. 435-439.[3500]

Pickering, H. et al. (1992): Prostitutes and their clients, A Gambian survey, in: Social Science and Medicine, vol. 34, pp. 75-88.[3501]

Pickering, H. et al. (1993): The effect of post-test counselling on condom use among prostitutes in The Gambia, in: AIDS, vol. 7, pp. 271-273.[3502]

health - reproduction and fertility

Barrett, Hazel / Browne, Angela (1996): Health, hygiene and maternal education: Evidence from The Gambia, in: Social Science and Medicine, vol. 43, pp. 1579-1590.[4420]

Bledsoe, Caroline (2002): Contingent lives, Fertility, time and aging in West Africa, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.[4421]

Bledsoe, Caroline / Hill, Allan et al. (1994): Constructing natural fertility, The use of Western contraceptive technology in rural Gambia, in: Population and Development Review, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 81-113.[4422]

Bledsoe, Caroline / Hill, Allan et al. (1998): Social norms, natural fertility, and the resumption of postpartum `contact' in the Gambia, in: Basu, Alaka / Aaby, Peter (eds.): The methods and uses of anthropological demography, Clarendon Press, Oxford, pp. 268-297.[4423]

Ceesay-Egli, Katja (2000): Viele Mütter – Strategien kinderloser Frauen bei den Mandingo in Gambia, in: de Jong, Willemijn / Möwe, Illona / Roth, Claudia (Hg.): Bilder und Realitäten der Geschlechter, Argonaut Verlag, Zürich, pp. 177-196.[4424]

Kane, Thomas / Buysscher, Rose et al. (1993): Sexual activity, family life education, and contraceptive practice among young adults in Banjul, the Gambia, in: Studies in Family Planning, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 50-61.[4425]

Luck, Margaret / Jarju, Ebrima / Nell, Diane / George, Melville (2000): Mobilizing demand for contraception in rural Gambia, in: Studies in Family Planning, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 325-332.[4426]

Menendez, Clara (1993): The contribution of Gambian traditional birth attendants to field research, in: Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 96, pp. 175-178.[4427]

Miles, K. / Shaw, Matthew et al. (2001): Sexual health seeking behaviours of young people in the Gambia, in: Journal of Adolescence, vol. 24, pp. 753-764.[4428]

Pickering, H. et al. (1993): Do unmarried women in African towns have to sell sex, or is it a matter of choice? in: Health Transition Review, vol. 3, Supplement, pp. 17-27.[4429]

Radcliffe, Amy et al. (2002): Reporting fertility events by men and women in rural Gambia, in: Demography, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 573-586.[4430]

Semega-Janneh, I.J. et al. (2001): Promoting breastfeeding in rural Gambia, Combining traditional and modern knowledge, in: Health Policy and Planning, vol. 16, pp. 199-205.[4431]

Sundby, Johanne / Mboge, Reuben / Sonko, Sheriff (1998): Infertility in the Gambia, Frequency and health care seeking, in: Social Science and Medicine, vol. 47, pp. 891-899.[4432]

Telfer, M.L. / Rowley, J.T. / Walraven, Gijs E. (2002): Experiences of mothers with antenatal, delivery and postpartum care in Rural Gambia, in: African Journal of Reproductive Health,vol. 6, pp. 74-83.[4433]

Turner, R. (1992): Gambian religious leaders teach about Islam and family planning, in: International Family Planning Perspectives, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 150-151.[4434]

Valente, Thomas / Kim, Young Mi / Lettenmaier, Cheryl / Glass, William (1994): Radio promotion of family planning in the Gambia, in: International Family Planning Perspectives, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 96-104.[4435]

Walraven, Gijs E. et al. (2002): Menstrual disorders in rural Gambia, in: Studies in Family Planning,vol. 33, pp. 261-268.[4436]

Weil, Peter (1976): The staff of life, Food and female fertility in a West African society, in: Africa, vol. 46, pp. 182-194.[4437]

health

Barrett, Hazel / Browne, Angela (1992): Beri-Beri: Age-gender bias in the Gambia, in: Social Science and Medicine, vol. 34, pp. 1295-1297.[5026]

Barrett, Hazel / Browne, Angela (1996): Health, hygiene and maternal education: Evidence from The Gambia, in: Social Science and Medicine, vol. 43, pp. 1579-1590.[5027]

Beckerleg, S. (1994): Gender, work and illness: The influence of a research unit on an agricultural community in the Gambia, in: Health Policy and Planning, vol. 9, pp. 419-428.[5028]

history colonialism and pre-colonial history

Brooks, George (1976): The Seneignares of Senegambia, in: Hafkin, Nancy / Bay, Edna (eds.): Women in Africa, studies in social and economic change, Palo Alto.[5226]

Literature

Gomez, Pierre / Ndow, Isatou (2015): Gendered voices from the Gambia, Global Hands Publishing, Leicester.[11578]

media

Valente, Thomas / Kim, Young Mi / Lettenmaier, Cheryl / Glass, William (1994): Radio promotion of family planning in the Gambia, in: International Family Planning Perspectives, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 96-104.[6528]

politics - wars violent conflicts

no entries to this combination of country and topic

politics

no entries to this combination of country and topic

Religion - Christianity

no entries to this combination of country and topic

Religion - Islam

Janson, Marloes (2002): Praising as a gendered activity, in: Mande Studies, vol. 4, pp. 65-82.[7817]

Janson, Marloes (2006): ‘We are all the same, because we worship to god, The controversal case of female saints in The Gambia, in: Africa, vol. 76, no. 4, pp. 502-524.[7818]

Janson, Marloes (2007): Pleasing god and pleasing the patrons, Portrait of a female pinoo in The Gambia, in: Canadian Journal of Africa Studies, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 35-62.[7819]

Janson, Marloes (2008): Renegotiating gender: Changin moral practices in the ‘Tablighi Jama’at’ in The Gambia, in: Journal of Islamic Studies, vol. 28, pp. 9-36.[7820]

Janson, Marloes / Schulz, Dorothea (eds.) (2016): Religion and masculinties in Africa, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 46, no. 2-3, pp. 121-347.[7821]

Turner, R. (1992): Gambian religious leaders teach about Islam and family planning, in: International Family Planning Perspectives, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 150-151.[7822]

Religion - traditional rituals and spirit mediumship

no entries to this combination of country and topic

Rights - human rights violations gender based violence

Carol, Henry / Ofori-Atta, Nana Ama (1998): Violence against women in The Gambia, Kuenyehia, Akua (ed.): Women & law in West Africa: Situational analysis of some key issues affecting women, Legon, pp. 250-271.[10427]

Rights - Women Human Rights and legal system

no entries to this combination of country and topic

society - families marriages

no entries to this combination of country and topic

society - homosexuality / sexual minorities

no entries to this combination of country and topic

society - masculinities

no entries to this combination of country and topic

society - migration and urbanisation

no entries to this combination of country and topic

society - women's organisations

Brown, A.W. (1988): A women’s cooperative in the Gambia, Sukuta communal garden project, in: Maynoux, L. (ed.): All are not equal, African women in cooperatives, Institute for African Alternatives, London, pp.42-44.[9946]

Cesay-Marenah, Coumba (1982): Women’s cooperative thrift and credit societies: An element of women’s programs in the Gambia, in: Bay, Edna (ed.): Women and work in Africa, Westview Press, Boulder, pp.289-295.[9947]

Jallow, B. (1988): Women and cooperatives in the Gambia, in: Maynoux, L. (eds.): All are not equal, African women in cooperatives, Publications of the Institute for African Alternatives, London, pp.40-42.[9948]

Jawara, Augusta (1965): The Gambia Women’s Federation, in: Women Today, vol. 6, no. 4, pp.79-81.[9949]

Schäfer, Rita (1995): Frauenorganisationen und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Traditionelle und moderne Frauenzusammenschlüsse im interethnischen Vergleich, Centaurus Verlag, Pfaffenweiler/Herbholzheim.[9950]

Impressum   |   Datenschutz