Contested Femininity: Strategies of Resistance and Reproduction Across Adolescence in Northern Uganda

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • January 11th, 2020

Adolescent girls and young women have recently gained a central position in gender equality and development. However, little research investigates female experiences of the complex dynamics of both change and resistance to change in gender norms and structures. Drawing on the work of Bourdieu, Connell and Schippers to analyse longitudinal in-depth interviews, this paper explores how girls in northern Uganda learn, challenge and (re)produce patriarchal structures throughout the life-course and across social fields

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