Literature Database on Gender in Subsahara Africa

Literature regarding Benin

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

Brüntrup, Michael (2001): Cashing in on technological change, Women and cotton in Benin, in: Webb, Patrick / Weinberger, Katinka (eds.): Women farmers, Enhancing rights, recognition and productivity, Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt a.M., pp.37-55.[164]

Floquet, Anne (2001): Can technologies be targeted towards women’s needs? A case study from Benin, in: Webb, Patrick / Weinberger, Katinka (eds.): Women farmers, Enhancing rights, recognition and productivity, Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt a.M., pp.159-178.[165]

Honagbode, Cyrille (2001): The role of off-farm income and gender issues in technology adoption in farming families in Southern Benin, Margraf Verlag Weikersheim, Germany.[166]

Kees, Marlis (1996): Herstellung und Vermarktung von Käse durch Frauen in Benin, Analyse und Empfehlungen zur Verbesserung und zum Transfer der Technologie, Lit-Verlag, Münster.[167]

Sodeik, Eva (1996): Natürliche Ressourcen als Einkommensquelle für Frauen in Benin, in: Bliss, Frank / Neumann, Stefan (Hrsg.): Ethnologische Beiträge zur Entwicklungspolitik, 3, Beiträge zur Kulturkunde, 16, Horlemann Verlag, Bonn, pp.129-144.[168]

Vodouhe, Simplice Davo (2003): Caught in the cotton trap, Women’s exposure and dependence in Benin, in: Jacobs, Miriam / Dinham, Barbara (eds.): Silent invaders, Pesticides, livelihoods and women’s health, Zed Books, London, pp.69-77.[169]

arts and culture

Kaplan, Flora E.S. (1993): Iyoba, the Queen Mother of Benin: Images and ambiguity in gender and sex roles in Court Art, in: Art History, vol. 16, pp. 386-407.[1426]

Kaplan, Flora E.S. (1993): Images of the Queen Mother in Benin Court Art, in: African Arts, vol. 26, no. 3 pp. 54-63.[1427]

Kaplan, Flora E.S. (1997): In splendor and seclusion, Art and royal women at the court of Benin, Nigeria, Thames and Hudson, Lodon.[1428]

Scott, Joyce H. (1997): Daughters of Yennenga: ‘Le Mal de Peau’ and feminine voice in the literature of Burkina Faso, in: Women's Studies Quarterly, vol. 25, no.3-4, pp. 83-96.[1430]

Wildemann, Heike (2004): Hirsemahllieder – vergessene Tränenworte? Fragen zu einer weiblichen Gesangsform zwischen Leben und Ahnenwerdung, in: Dilger, Hansjörg / Wolf, Angelika / Frömming, Urte Undine / Volker-Saad, Kerstin (Hg.): Moderne und postkoloniale Transformation, Weißensee-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 54-79.[1431]

economy - formal and informal employment

no entries to this combination of country and topic

economy - Households

no entries to this combination of country and topic

economy - markets and traders

no entries to this combination of country and topic

economy - pastoralism

Kuhn, Barbara (1994): ’Kossam Waala Ceede Waala’ – Keine Milch, kein Geld’ Zur Bedeutung der Milch für Fulbe-Frauen in Benin, Sozialanthropologische Arbeitspapiere, Nr. 60, Institut für Ethnologie, Berlin.[2315]

education schooling and tertiary education

no entries to this combination of country and topic

health - fgc fgm

no entries to this combination of country and topic

health - HIV AIDS and gender

Alary, Michel / Mukenge-Tshibaka, Leonard / Geraldo, Nassirouet al. (2002): Decline in the prevalence of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases among female sex workers in Cotonou, Benin, 1993-1999, in: AIDS, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 463-470.[3405]

Glick, Peter / Sahn, David (2008): Are Africans practicing safer sex? Evidence from demographic and health surveys for eight countries, in: Economic Development and Cultural Change, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 397-440.[3406]

Lagarde, Emmanuel / Carael, Michel / Glynn, Judith R. et al. (2001): Educational level is associated with condom use within non-spousal partnerships in four cities of Sub-Saharan Africa, in: AIDS, vol. 15, no. 11, pp. 1399-1408.[3407]

Lowndes, Catherine / Alary, Michel et. al. (2000): Management of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV prevention in men at high risk, Targeting clients and non-paying sexual partners of female sex workers in Benin, in: AIDS, vol. 14, no. 10, pp. 2523-2534.[3408]

Mukenge-Tshibaka, Leonard / Alary, Michel / Lowndes, Catherine (2002): Syndromic versus laboratory-based diagnosis of cervical infections among female sex workers in Benin, Implications for nonattendance for return visits, in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 324-330.[3409]

health - reproduction and fertility

no entries to this combination of country and topic

health

Hounsa, Assomption Maghougbe / Godin, Gaston et al. (1993): An application of Ajzen’s theory of planned behaviour to predict mother’s intnetion to use oral rehydration therapy in a rural area of Benin, in: Social Science and Medicine, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 253-261.[5012]

Sargent, Carolyn (1986): Prospects for the professionalisation of indigenous midwifery in Benin, in: Last, Murray / Chavunduka, G.L. (eds.): The professionalisation of African Medicine, Mancester University Press, Manchester, pp. 137-149.[5013]

Sargent, Carolyn (1989): Women's roles and women healers in contemporary rural and urban Benin, In: McClain, Carol S. (ed.): Women as healers: Cross-cultural perspectives, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, pp. 204-218.[5014]

history colonialism and pre-colonial history

Alpern, Stanley (1998): Amazons of Black Sparta, The women warriors of Dahomey, Hurst and Co. Publishers, London.[5166]

Alpern, Stanley (1998): On the origins of the Amazons* of Dahomey (*Ahosi), in: History in Africa, vol. 25, pp. 9-25.[5167]

Bay, Edna (1983): Sevitude and worldly success in the palace of Dahomey, in: Robertson, Claire / Klein, Martin (eds.): Women and slavery in Africa, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, pp. 340-368.[5168]

Bay, Edna (1995): Belief, legitimacy and the Kpojito: An institutional history of the „Queen mother“ in precolonial Dahomey, in: Journal of African History, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 1-28.[5169]

Bay, Edna (1998): Wives of the leopard, Gender, politics and culture in the kingdom of Dahomey, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville.[5170]

Blier, Susan Preston (1995): The paths of the leopard, Motherhood and majesty in early Dahomè, in: Journal of African History, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 391-418.[5171]

Blier, Susan Preston (2000): The woman, the snake, and the ocean: Masterpiece of vodun sculpture from southern Benin, in: Arts and Cultures, vol. 1, pp. 75-90.[5172]

D’Almeida-Topor, Helene (1984): Les Amazones, Une armée de femmes dans d’Afrique pre-coloniale, Rochevignes, Paris.[5173]

Edgerton, Robert (2000): Warrior women: The Amazons of Dahomey and the nature of war, Westview Press, Boulder.[5174]

Filippello, Marcus (2017): Settling Ohori, Reassessing rebellion, Gender, and foundation ‘myth’ in colonial Dahomey, in: Journal of West African History, vol. 3, no 1, pp. 55-76.[5175]

Hansen, Joyce (2004): The Amazon: Tata Ajache of Dahomey (c.1848- ), in: Hansen, Joyce: African Princess: The amazing lives of Africa's royal women, Madison Press, New York, pp. 24-29.[5176]

Kaplan, Flora E.S (1993): Iyoba, the Queen Mother of Benin: Images and ambiguity in gender and sex roles in Court Art, in: Art History, vol. 16, pp. 386-407.[5177]

Kaplan, Flora E.S (1993): Images of the Queen Mother in Benin Court Art, in: African Arts, vol. 26, no. 3 pp. 54-63.[5178]

Law, Robin (1993): The Amazons of Dahomey, in: Paideuma, vol. 39, pp. 245-260.[5179]

Morton-Williams, Peter (1993): A Yoruba woman remembers servitude in a Palace of Dahomey in the reigns of kings Glele and Behanzin, in: Africa, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 102-117.[5180]

Literature

Meyer, Lidwina (1999): Das fingierte Geschlecht, Inszenierungen des Weiblichen und Männlichen in den kulturellen Texten der Orisha- und Vodun-Kulte am Golf von Benin, Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt a.M.[5796]

media

no entries to this combination of country and topic

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

Falen, Douglas (2008): Polygyny and Christian marriage in Africa, The case of Benin, in: African Studies Review, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 51-75.[7618]

Religion - Islam

no entries to this combination of country and topic

Religion - traditional rituals and spirit mediumship

Sargent, Carolyn (1988): Born to die, Witchcraft and infanticide in Bariba culture, in: Ethnology, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 79-85.[10217]

Sargent, Carolyn (1989): Women's roles and women healers in contemporary rural and urban Benin, In: McClain, Carol S. (ed.): Women as healers: Cross-cultural perspectives, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, pp. 204-218.[10218]

Sargent, Carolyn (1989): Maternity, medicine and power, Reproductive decisions in urban Benin, University of California Press, Berkeley.[10219]

Sargent, Carolyn (1990): The politics of birth: Cultural dimensions of pain virtue and control among the Bariba of Benin, In: Handwerker, W. Penn (ed.): Births and power: Social change and the politics of reproduction, Westview Press, Boulder, pp. 69-79.[10220]

Rights - human rights violations gender based violence

no entries to this combination of country and topic

Rights - Women Human Rights and legal system

no entries to this combination of country and topic

society - families marriages

Alber, Erdmute (2003): Denying biological parenthood, child fosterage in North Benin, in: Ethnos, 68, 4, pp. 487-506.[8587]

Alber, Erdmute (2004): Ethnologische Anmerkungen zum Kinderhandel in Benin, in: Beck, Kurt (ed.): Arbeit, Konsum, Globalisierung, Festschrift für Gerd Spittler zum 65. Geburtstag, Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, Köln, pp. 145-158.[8588]

Alber, Erdmute (2003): Großeltern als Pflegeeltern, Veränderungen der Pflegschaftsbeziehungen zwischen Großeltern und Enkeln bei den Baatombu in Nordbenin, in: Anthropos, no. 98, pp. 445-460.[8589]

Alber, Erdmute (2004): Grandparents as forster parents, Transformations of foster relations between grandparents and grantchildren in Northern Benin, in: Africa, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 28-46.[8590]

Bohannan, Laura (1949): Dahomean marriage, A revaluation, in: Africa, vol. 19, pp. 272-287.[8591]

Elwert, Georg (1985): Ehekonflikte als politische Konflikte, die Entwicklung der Heiratsallianzen bei den Ayizo Benins, Westafrika, in: Völger, G. / von Welck, K. (eds.): Die Braut – Geliebt, verkauft, geraubt – Zur Rolle der Frau im Kulturvergleich, Veröffentlichungen des Rautenstrauch Joest Museums, Köln, pp. 546-555.[8592]

Falen, Douglas (2008): Polygyny and Christian marriage in Africa, The case of Benin, in: African Studies Review, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 51-75.[8593]

Löffler, Irene (1983): Vom Frauentausch zur Liebesheirat, in: Peripherie, Nr. 13, pp. 38-44.[8594]

Martin, Jeannett (2007): Yakubas neues Leben, Zum Wandel der Kindpflegschaftspraxis bei den ländlichen Fée (Mokollé) in Nordbenin, in: Afrika Spectrum, 42, 2, pp. 219-249.[8595]

society - homosexuality / sexual minorities

no entries to this combination of country and topic

society - masculinities

Lowndes, Catherine / Alary, Michel et. al. (2000): Management of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV prevention in men at high risk, Targeting clients and non-paying sexual partners of female sex workers in Benin, in: AIDS, vol. 14, no. 10, pp. 2523-2534.[9225]

society - migration and urbanisation

Mandel, Jennifer (2004): Mobility matters, Women’s livelihood strategies in Porto Novo, Benin, in: Gender, Place and Culture, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 257-287.[9631]

society - women's organisations

no entries to this combination of country and topic

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