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Ndubueze L. Mbah

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Listed in: African Studies · Sports & Recreation | Sociology of Sports · Gender Studies · Atlantic Studies · Igbo · African History · Slavery and Slave Trade · Western Africa · Social Science | Anthropology | Cultural & Social · Africa

Finalist for the 2020 African Studies Association Book Prize · Cowinner of the 2020 Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Book Prize for outstanding original scholarship on gender and sexuality in the African diaspora, awarded by the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD).
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Emergent Masculinities
Gendered Power and Social Change in the Biafran Atlantic Age
By Ndubueze L. Mbah

Atlanticization—or interaction between regional processes and Atlantic forces such as the slave trade and Christianization—from 1750 to 1920 transformed gender into a primary mode of social differentiation in the Bight of Biafra. Mbah examines this process to fill a major gap in our understanding of gender’s role in precolonial Africa.

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