HIS481H1: Elite Women, Power, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Africa

Hours: 
24S

The role of elite women in twentieth-century Africa has been overshadowed by studies of non-elite women so much so as to suggest that all women lacked power. This course aims to show how a very limited but important group of women negotiated power in a century of increasing patriarchy. It combines gender with class analysis.

Prerequisite: 

300-level African History course or any of the African Studies courses offered at U of T.

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)