Contributions to Political Science

Women's Political Communication in Africa

Issues and Perspectives

Editors: Omotoso, Sharon Adetutu (Ed.)

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  • Examines women’s political communication in Africa
  • Discusses female communication strategies in politics 
  • Encourages African women to participate in politics
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This book examines women’s political communication in Africa, capturing previously unheard women’s voices, and presenting detailed information on overlooked communication strategies and forms of power relations employed by African women and women of African descent.

By examining the disputes, accomplishments and/or setbacks experienced by women in political spaces, it underscores feminist intersections of political communication in Africa. It also explores the glamor, humor, harmony and tact that women as state and non-state actors have contributed to Africa’s political landscape through the realities of female soft power.

The book addresses issues concerning how and why women do and should participate in politics; at what level they have employed political communication strategies; and which types. It also questions ideas and ideals that have guided or continue to guide feminist political communication in Africa’s growing democracy. Lastly, it highlights African women’s conscious approach and rejuvenated interest in developing their communication skills and strategies given their vital role in state-building.

About the authors

Sharon Adetutu Omotoso currently heads the Women’s Research and Documentation Centre (WORDOC)at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan (Nigeria). She is also Director of the Center for Applied Ethics and Political Communication in Africa (CAEPOCOM AFRICA); an alumnus of the COADY Institute, St. Francis Xavier University Canada; a Chartered Mediator & Conciliator; and a winner of the prestigious CODESRIA Meaning-Making Research Competition 2018-2019. Previously Sharon worked as Acting Head of Department, Politics & International Relations, Lead City University, Ibadan. She is a facilitator and public speaker in programs for women, youth, teenagers and children, and a regular speaker at local and international academic conferences, seminars and workshops. Her research interests include applied ethics, media & gender studies, political communications, philosophy of education, socio-political philosophy, and African philosophy, and she has published widely in these fields. She co-edited the 2017 book Political Communication in Africa, published by Springer.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Women’s Recipe for the African Policom Stew

    Pages 1-8

    Omotoso, Sharon Adetutu (et al.)

  • “Down with Bridewealth!” The Organization of Mozambican Women Debates Women’s Issues

    Pages 9-26

    Sheldon, Kathleen

  • Women of Marikana in the Media: Decolonial Analysis of Gendered Representations

    Pages 27-42

    Mokoena, Dikeledi A.

  • Women Emancipation and the Politics of Biography in the Narratives of Dr. Bola Kuforiji-Olubi of Nigeria and Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya of Uganda

    Pages 43-59

    Aguoru, Adedoyin

  • ZANU–PF Women’s League and the (Re)configuration of Political Power in Influencing Succession Politics in Zimbabwe

    Pages 61-76

    Tshuma, Lungile Augustine

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women's Political Communication in Africa
Book Subtitle
Issues and Perspectives
Editors
  • Sharon Adetutu Omotoso
Series Title
Contributions to Political Science
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42827-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42827-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42826-6
Series ISSN
2198-7289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 172
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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