Contemporary Issues on Gender and Conflicts in Africa

Victor Ojakorotu (Editor)
North West University, Mafikeng, South Africa

Kelvin Bribena (Editor)
Department of Law, Niger Delta University, Nigeria

Series: Political, Economic and Security Issues of Africa
BISAC: SOC008000

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Contemporary Issues on Gender and Conflicts in Africa interrogates subjects relating to gender equity and conflict management in a unique way: It is an interdisciplinary approach that synthesizes ideas from diverse research areas in the humanities, social sciences, and management science.

The existential nature of this method, which the book adopts, is an imperative since collaboration and a critical element that should always define scholarship in the 21st century.

Therefore, in an effort to harness existing academic schisms towards a better understanding of contemporaneous African conditions, this book enables a propitious atmosphere that engenders the exploration of the subliminal through a novel rethink of the polarity that has fractured the African state vis-à-vis gendering and the perpetuation of conflict with every ramification associated with these social praxes.

Consequently, the essays in this book draw from practical experiences as useful examples to illustrate claims and counter arguments as their authors enunciate policy recommendations that should have positive impacts on African communities in particular and on humanity in general. It is hoped that this collection will provoke further academic discourses and challenge policy makers as well as other stakeholders as they negotiate a wholesome and effective solution to the discomfiture that typifies existing models of social interaction in Africa.

Preface

Chapter 1. Gender and Other Crisis Issues in Africa
(Victor Ojakorotu and Kelvin Bribena)

Chapter 2. Poverty and the Political Economy of Baby Merchandizing among Women in Nigeria
(Leke Oke and J. M Oluwaleye)

Chapter 3. An Investigation into the crime of kidnapping in Ebonyi state, Nigeria 200-2015
(Kelechi Johnmary Ani and Ebere Susan Nweke)

Chapter 4. Inclusive Security and Non-Violent Action: Sex Ban and Nude Protests as Weapons of Socio-Political Change in Africa
(Mike Omilusi)

Chapter 5. Whither African Gender Activism and Scholarship in the Era Globalization?
(Austine Babatunde)

Chapter 6. Culture of Virginity Testing in the Context of South African Constitution and the African Women's Protocol
(Anthonia Lola Dickson)

Chapter 7. Social History of Love and Relationships in Nigerian Universities: Focus on Contemporary Challenges and Implications for Human Security
(Kelechi Johnmary Ani)

Chapter 8. Managing Organizational Conflict: The Gender Perspective
(Oyelekan Ayantunji)

Chapter 9. Healing Mzansi: Politics, Rhetoric and the Impediments of Liberation in Tsotsi
(Jamin Ohwovoriole)

Chapter 10. Handling Land Use-Related Conflicts in Bayelsa State, Nigeria
(Anthonia Lola Dickson, N.D. Danjibo and Victor Ojakorotu)

Chapter 11. Electoral Violence and Democratic Transitions in Africa: An Overview of its Causes and Consequences
(Francis Chijioke and Kelvin Bribena)

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