Rural African Women as Subjects of Social and Political Change

A Case Study of Women in Northwestern Cameroon

By Elisabeth Hartwig

This case study is based on a consequent implementing of the Grounded Theory Approach. It takes a close look at rural women's life worlds, not only capturing them as agents in the ongoing process of social and political change, but also revealing concepts and motivations leading their agency. It clearly shows rural women in the Northwest Province of Cameroon involved in mass protests fighting for more democracy, and at the same time struggling to improve their participation in all fields of social action, from family level to the economic sphere and the political arena of local government.

312 pages

Publication Date: 12/14/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825889982