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Vient de paraître Violence and Gender in Africa’s Iberian Colonies Feminizing the Portuguese and Spanish Empire, 1950s–1970s d’Andreas Stucki chez Palgrave Macmillan

Le 18 septembre 2019 à 14h00

Vient de paraître Violence and Gender in Africa’s Iberian Colonies Feminizing the Portuguese and Spanish Empire, 1950s–1970s d’Andreas Stucki chez Palgrave Macmillan, coll. "Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series", 2019, XIV-362 p. ISBN : 978-3-030-17229-9 Prix : 84,39 € (existe aussi en version électronique).

"This book examines how and why Portugal and Spain increasingly engaged with women in their African colonies in the crucial period from the 1950s to the 1970s. It explores the rhetoric of benevolent Iberian colonialism, gendered Westernization, and development for African women as well as actual imperial practices – from forced resettlement to sexual exploitation to promoting domestic skills. Focusing on Angola, Mozambique, Western Sahara, and Equatorial Guinea, the author mines newly available and neglected documents, including sources from Portuguese and Spanish women’s organizations overseas. They offer insights into how African women perceived and responded to their assigned roles within an elite that was meant to preserve the empires and stabilize Afro-Iberian ties. The book also retraces parallels and differences between imperial strategies regarding women and the notions of African anticolonial movements about what women should contribute to the struggle for independence and the creation of new nation-states."



Andreas Stucki is Lecturer and Associate Researcher at the University of Bern, Switzerland, where he specializes in Iberian and Caribbean history. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney (2017-18) and at Stanford University (2015-16). Andreas’ recent publications include Las Guerras de Cuba : Violencia y campos de concentración (2017) and several articles published in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, the Journal of Genocide Research, and the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies.