An Analysis of Patriarchal Politics and “Education as Gender Liberation”

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An Analysis of Patriarchal Politics and “Education as Gender Liberation”
An Analysis of Patriarchal Politics and “Education as Gender Liberation” for Women in Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi and Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
This literary study will analyze the patriarchal politics that forces women into submission these two novels by Azar Nafisi and Tsitsi Dangarembga. In Dangarembga’s novel, the main character, Tambu, finds ways in which to use her education/schooling as a way to overcome the submissive gender stereotypes that she faces within a society politically dominated by patriarchal figures. Also, another example of this connection to an educated female class in Shona society is found in that of Maiguru, an...
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2 The original article cited in Brumberg is L. D. Gregory and T. Buchan, "Anorexia Nervosa in a Black Zimbabwean," British Journal of Psychiatry 145 (1984): 326-30.
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