Literature Database on Gender in Subsahara Africa

Literature regarding Somalia

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

Besteman, Catherine (1995): Polygyny, women’s land tenure and the mother-son-partnership in Southern Somalia, in: Journal of Anthropological Research, vol. 51, no. 3, pp.193-213.[915]

Kapteijins, Lidwien (1995): Gender relations and the transformation of Northern Somali pastoral tradition, in: International Journal of African Historical Studies, vol. 28, no. 2, pp.241-259.[916]

Little, Peter (1994): Maidens and milk markets, The sociology of dairy marketing in Southern Somalia, in: Fraktin, Elliot / Galvin, Katheleen / Roth, Eric Abella (eds.): African pastoral systems, An integrated approach, Lynne Rienner, Boulder, pp.165-184.[917]

arts and culture

Hassan, Dahabo Farah / Adan, Amina (1995): Somalia, Poetry as resistance against colonialism and patriarchy, in: Wieringa, Saskia (ed.): Subversive women, in: Wieringa, Saskia (ed.): Subversive women, Women’s movements in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Carribean, Kali for Women, New Delhi, pp. 165-182.[1561]

Kapteijins, Lidwien (1994): Women and the crisis of communal identity, The cultural construction of gender in Somali history, in. Samatar, Ahmed (ed.): The Somali challenge, From catastrophe to renewal, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, pp. 211-232.[1562]

Kapteijins, Lidwien (1999): Women`s voices in a men`s world, Women and the pastrol traditions in Northern Somali Orature, 1899-1980, Heinemann, London.[1563]

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

Hagi Elmi, Asha / Ibrahim, Dekha / Jenner, Janice (2000): Women’s role in peacemaking in Somali society, in: Hodgson, Dorothy (ed.): Rethinking pastoralism in Africa, Gender, culture and the myth of the patriarchal pastoralist, James Currey, Oxford, pp. 121-141.[2423]

Ibrahim, Rhoda (1991): The changing lives of Somalian women, in: Wallace, Tina / March, Candida (eds.): Changing perceptions, Writings on gender and development, Oxfam Publications, Oxford, pp. 132-136.[2424]

Kapteijins, Lidwien (1991): Women and the Somali pastoral tradition, Corporate kinship and capitalist transformation in Northern Somalia, Working Paper, no. 153, African Studies Centre, Boston University, Boston.[2425]

Kapteijins, Lidwien (1994): Women and the crisis of communal identity, The cultural construction of gender in Somali history, in. Samatar, Ahmed (ed.): The Somali challenge, From catastrophe to renewal, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, pp. 211-232.[2426]

Kapteijins, Lidwien (1995): Gender relations and the transformation of Northern Somali pastoral tradition, in: International Journal of African Historical Studies, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 241-259.[2427]

Kapteijins, Lidwien (1999): Women’s voices in a men’s world, Women and the pastrol traditions in Northern Somali Orature, 1899-1980, Heinemann, London.[2428]

Lewis, I.M. (1994): Blood and bone, The call of kinship in Somali society, Red Sea Press, Lawrencevielle.[2429]

Little, Peter (1994): Maidens and milk markets, The sociology of dairy marketing in Southern Somalia, in: Fraktin, Elliot / Galvin, Katheleen / Roth, Eric Abella (eds.): African pastoral systems, An integrated approach, Lynne Rienner, Boulder, pp. 165-184.[2430]

education schooling and tertiary education

no entries to this combination of country and topic

health - fgc fgm

Arbesman, M. / Kahler, L. / Buck, G.M. (1993): Assessment of the impact o female circumcision on the gynaecological, genitouriaray and obstetrical health problems of women from Somalia, Literature review and case studies, in: Women and Health, vol. 20, pp. 27-42.[3204]

Beck-Karrer, Charlotte (1996): Löwinnen sind sie, Gespräche mit somalischen Frauen und Männern über Frauenbeschneidung, Efef-Verlag, Bern.[3205]

Grassivaro, Gallo Pia / Abdisamed, Marian (1985): Female circumcision in Somalia, Anthropological traits, in: Anthropologischer Anzeiger, vol. 43, 4, pp. 311-326.[3206]

Grassivaro, Gallo Pia / Viviani, Franco (1988): Female circumcision in Somalia, in: Mankind Quarterly, vol. 29, 1-2, pp. 165-180.[3207]

Grassivaro, Gallo Pia / Viviani, Franco (1992): The origins of infibulation in Somalia, an ethnological hypothesis, in: Ethnology and Sociobiology, 13, pp. 253-265.[3208]

Hicks, Ester (1993): Infibulation, Female mutilation in Islamic Northeastern Africa, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick.[3209]

Johansen, R. / Elise, B. (2002): Pain as a counterpoint to culture, Towards an analysis of pain associated with infibulation among Somali immigrants in Norway, in: Medical Anthropology Quarterly, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 312-340.[3210]

Kassamali, Noor J. (1998): When modernity confronts traditional practices: Female genital cutting in Northeast Africa, in: Bodman, Herbert / Tohidi, Nayereh (eds.): Women in Muslim societies: Diversity within unity, Lynne Rienner, Boulder, pp. 39-61.[3211]

Kwaak, Anke van der (1992): Female circumcision and gender identity: A questionable alliance? in: Social Science and Medicine, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 777-787.[3212]

Merryman, N.H. (1996): Women’s welfare in the Jubba Valley, Somali socialism and after, in: Besteman, C. / Casanelli, L.V. (ed.): The struggle for land in southern Somalia: The war behind the war, Westview Press, Boulder, pp. 179-198.[3213]

Talle, Aud (1993): Transforming women into ‘pure’ agnates: Aspects of female infibulation in Somalia, in: Broch-Due, Vigidis / Rudie, Ingrid / Bleie, Tone (eds.): Carved flesh, caste selves, Gendered symbols and social practices, Berg Publishers, Oxford, pp. 83-106.[3214]

Van der Kwaak, Anke (1992): Female circumcision and gender identity, A questionable allicane, in: Social Science and Medicine, 25, 6, pp. 777-787.[3215]

health - HIV AIDS and gender

no entries to this combination of country and topic

health - reproduction and fertility

Jaffer, Fowzia / Guy, Samantha / Niewczasinski, Jane (2004): Reproductive health care for Somali refugees in Yemen, in: Forced Migration Review, vol. 19, pp.33-34.[4800]

health

Mugambi, Jane (2017): Improving the health outcomes of Somali women, a collaborative diabetes prevention project, in: Jenda, 31. [5066]

history colonialism and pre-colonial history

Declich, Francesca (2003): Dynamics of intermingling gender and slavery in Somalia at the turn of the twentieth century, in: Northeast African Studies, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 45-69.[5477]

Hassan, Dahabo Farah / Adan, Amina (1995): Somalia, Poetry as resistance against colonialism and patriarchy, in: Wieringa, Saskia (ed.): Subversive women, in: Wieringa, Saskia (ed.): Subversive women, Women’s movements in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Carribean, Kali for Women, New Delhi, pp. 165-182.[5478]

Literature

Adan, Amina (1996): Women and words, The role of women in Somali oral literature, in: Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 81-92.[6040]

Hassan, Dahabo Farah / Adan, Amina (1995): Somalia, Poetry as resistance against colonialism and patriarchy, in: Wieringa, Saskia (ed.): Subversive women, in: Wieringa, Saskia (ed.): Subversive women, Women’s movements in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Carribean, Kali for Women, New Delhi, pp. 165-182.[6041]

Kapteijins, Lidwien (1999): Women’s voices in a men’s world, Women and the pastoral traditions in Northern Somali Orature, 1899-1980, Heinemann, London.[6042]

Wright, Derek (ed.) (1993): Fabling the feminine in Nurridin Farah’s novels, in: Gurnah, Abdulrazak (ed.): Essays on African writing, A re-evaluation, Heinemann Publishers, London, pp. 70-87.[6043]

Wright, Derek (ed.) (2002): Emerging perspectives on Nuruddin Farah, Africa World Press, Trenton. [6044]

media

no entries to this combination of country and topic

politics - wars violent conflicts

Adelson, Anne / Hassan, Amina Sharif / Jowhar, Safia (2000): Enough is enough! Voice of Somali women for peace, reconsiliation and political rights, in: Candian Journal of Women`s Studies, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 132-136.[6913]

Affi, Ladan / Tonnessen, Liv / Tripp, Aili Mari (2021): Women and peacebuilding in Africa, Boydell and Brewer, Rochester.[11616]

Africa Watch (1993): Seeking refuge, Finding terror, The widespread rape of Somali women refugees in Norht East Kenya, Africa Watch, vol. 5, no. 13, Women’s Rights Project, Africa Rights Watch/Human Rights Watch Publication, New York.[6914]

Bartels, Koos / Haaijer, Ineke (1990): Somali female refugees in baseline health care, in: Vena Journal, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 14-17.[6915]

Bennett, Olivia / Bexley, Jo / Warnock, Kitty (eds.) (1995): Arms to fight, arms to protect, women speak out about conflict, Panos, London.[6916]

Bryden, Mat (1998): Somalia between peace and war, Somali women on the eve of the 21th century, UNIFEM Publications, New York.[6917]

Declich, F. (2000): Fostering ethnic reinvention, Gender impact of forced migration on Bantu Somali refugees in Kenya, in: Cahiers d’Etudes Africaines, vol. 157, no. 1, pp. 25-53.[6918]

El-Bushra, Judy / El-Karib, Asha / Hadjipateras, Angela (2002): Gender sensitive programme design and planning in conflict affected situations, Research Report, Annex 5: Somalia Case Study, written by Ibrahim Nur, Acord, London.[6919]

Elmi, Asha Hagi / Ibrahim, Dekha / Jenner, Janice (2000): Women`s role in peacemaking in Somali society, Hodgson, Dorothy (ed.): Rethinking pastroalism in Africa, Gender, culture and the myths of the patriarchal pastoralist, James Currey, Oxford, pp. 121-141.[6920]

Gardener, Judith / El Bushra, Judy (eds.) (2004): Somalia, The untold story, The war through the eyes of Somali women, Pluto Press, London.[6921]

Gardner, J. / El-Bushra, J. (2016): The impact of war on Somali men and its effects on the family, women and children, PSRP Briefing Paper No. 12, The Rift Valley Institute, Nairobi.[11920]

Hagi Elmi, Asha / Ibrahim, Dekha / Jenner, Janice (2000): Women’s role in peacemaking in Somali society, in: Hodgson, Dorothy (ed.): Rethinking pastoralism in Africa, Gender, culture and the myth of the patriarchal pastoralist, James Currey, Oxford, pp. 121-141.[6922]

Hasci, Naima (1999): Somali refugee women’s rights in Kenya, The gap between policy and practice, in: Fox, Diana / Hasci, Naima (eds.): The challenges of women’s activism and human rights in Africa, Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, pp. 115-141.[6923]

Israelite, Neita Kay / Herman, Arlena / Alim, Faduma Ahmed (2000): Waiting for ‘sharciga’, Resettlement and the role of Somali refugee women, in: Candian Journal of Women`s Studies, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 80-86.[6924]

Mabuwa, Rumbi (2000): Seeking protection, Addressing sexual and domestic violence in Tanzania’s refugee camps, based on research 1998-1999, Human Rights Watch, New York.[6925]

Miller, Laura / Moskos, Charles (1995): Humanitarians or warriors? Race, gender, and combat status in operation ‘Restore Hope’, in: Armed Forces and Society, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 615-637.[6926]

Schäfer, Rita (2008): Frauen und Kriege in Afrika, ein Beitrag zur Gender-Forschung, Brandes und Apsel Verlag, Frankfurt a.M.[11886]

politics

Heinrich-Boell-Foundation (2001): Gender gaps in our constitutions, Women`s concern in selected African countries, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Nairobi.[7401]

Merryman, N.H. (1996): Women’s welfare in the Jubba Valley, Somali socialism and after, in: Besteman, C. / Casanelli, L.V. (ed.): The struggle for land in southern Somalia: The war behind the war, Boulder, Westview Press, pp. 179-198.[7402]

Religion - Christianity

no entries to this combination of country and topic

Religion - Islam

Ahmed, Sadia (1998): Islam and development: Opportunities and constraints for Somali women, in: Sweetman, Caroline (ed.) Gender, religion and spirituality, Oxfam Publications, Oxford, pp. 69-72. (bzw. in: Gender and Development, vol. 7, pp. 69-72.)[7999]

Religion - traditional rituals and spirit mediumship

no entries to this combination of country and topic

Rights - human rights violations gender based violence

Human Rights Watch (1993): Seeking refuge, finding terror, The widespread rape of Somali women refugees in North-East Kenya, Human Rights Watch Publications, New York.[10510]

Rights - Women Human Rights and legal system

no entries to this combination of country and topic

society - families marriages

Besteman, Catherine (1995): Polygyny, women’s land tenure and the mother-son-partnership in Southern Somalia, in: Journal of Anthropological Research, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 193-213.[8863]

Lewis, I.M. (1994): Blood and bone, The call of kinship in Somali society, Red Sea Press, Lawrencevielle.[8864]

society - homosexuality / sexual minorities

Human Dignity Trust (2020): Country profile: Somalia, Human Dignity Trust, London.[11947]

society - masculinities

Gardner, J. / El-Bushra, J. (2016): The impact of war on Somali men and its effects on the family, women and children, PSRP Briefing Paper No. 12, The Rift Valley Institute, Nairobi. [11921]

Keynan, Hassan (2000): Male roles and the making of the Somali tragegy, in: Breines, Ingeborg / Connell, Robert / Eide, Ingrid (eds.): Male roles, masculinities and violence, A culture of peace perspective, UNESCO Publishing, Paris, S.189-199.[9305]

society - migration and urbanisation

no entries to this combination of country and topic

society - women's organisations

Dualah, Raqiya Haji et al. (1983): Women's movements, organisations and strategies in a historical perspective: Somalia case study, ISS Research Project, The Hague.[10077]

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