Perspectives Of Gender And Language In Cameroonian Contexts
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: African Books Collective
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Section A: Theorising gender and language in Cameroon
1: Perspectives of Gender and Language in Cameroon
Lilian Lem Atanga
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There has been a paucity of gender studies in Cameroon compared to other fields in the social sciences. This has worse with studies relating to gender and language. The First department consecrated to gender related studies has been the Department of Women and Gender...
2. Language and Gender in African Contexts: Towards A Research Agenda
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This chapter does not report an empirical study, although it stresses the need for empirical studies. Rather, it looks at some issues raised when considering the topic of ‘Language and Gender in African Contexts’, and sketches out what might be included in a research...
Section B: Gender and Literacy
3. Demasculinisation des Centres D’alphabetisation : Le Cas Des Centres du Programme National d’Alphabetisation dans la Menoua (Cameroun)
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En dépit des actions multiformes d’éducation initiées depuis plusieurs décennies par les Etats, les organisations non gouvernementales et les institutions internationales, l’analphabétisme est toujours apparu comme un fléau planétaire affectant plusieurs centaines de millions...
4. Gender and Literacy Practice in Africa: Case of Cameroon and Ghana
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UNESCO (2008) indicates that there are 774 million adult illiterates in the world making about 1/5 of the world’s population; nearly 2/3 is women. 124, 718, 600 (16.1%) of the 774 million world illiterates adults are found in sub Saharan Africa; 57 percent being women...
Section C: Representing Gender in Context
5. English Pedagogic Materials as Robust Vector of Gendering
Paul Mbangwana and Alice Tangang
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Bauer (2006) asserts that language does not only reflect and foster sexist attitudes; it is seen to actively contribute to the construction of sexist social reality which are traditional cultural practices. It will be instructive to examine how certain social attitudes and traditional...
6. Genre Et Langage Dans L’espace Partisan Camerounais: La Promotion De La Femme Dans Les Productions Symboliques De L’UNC Au RDPC
Caroline Ngamchara Mbouemboue
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En proclamant l’universalisme politique depuis sa première constitution (Sindjoun & Owona Nguni, 2000), l`Etat camerounais donne l`impression d`avoir très tôt voulu se constituer en terrain favorable à l`épanouissement social, économique, mais surtout...
7. Representation of Gender in Billboard and Poster Adverts of Brewery Products in Cameroon
Canisia Fontem, Lilian Lem Atanga, and Jean-Benoit Tsofack
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We are surrounded every day in our lives by adverts. In Cameroon as elsewhere, producers use advertisements to increase their sales and profitability. Gender stereotypes are often linked intentionally or unconsciously with advertising by many manufacturers. Though an...
8. A representation of political agents in Cameroon’s newspapers
Jiogo Ngaufack and Caroline Stephane
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In the African society, women have mostly been considered as more active in the private sphere (i.e. getting firewood, getting water, cooking, looking after children, domestic responsibilities, etc) and men in the public one (i.e. judicial and political matters, land ownership...
9. Tanjkap System and Mtrimonial Issues in Yemba Language
Raul Kassea, PhD
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African matrimonial arrangements have been analysed with European economic grids that are perceived as inadequate. The introduction of foreign currencies by colonial powers (German mark, British pound, French franc in Cameroon) in agrarian societies led to the reification of...
Section D: Gender in other contexts
10. How Is the Acceptability Of? An Advertisement Determined?
Anna-Maija Pirttilä-Backman & B. Raul Kassea
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In Finland, following ethical regulations on advertisements is largely in the hands of the advertising industry’s self-regulation. Regulations concerning advertising are not included in the law on equality, for example. A council for enforcing equality in advertising, The Council...
11. Gender Representation In Religious Discourse In Nigeria
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Gender and religion strike a lot in common. This is because religious roles are largely earmarked on the basis of gender differences and assumed capabilities of members of the genders by societies. Leadership roles, for example, in many religions are reserved for men...
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Publication Year: 2013