TRANSITION TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY, Namibia between the empowerment of women and violence of men

: Arsten (S.)

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488pp., illus., map, paperback, Basel Namibia Studies Series 28, Basel, 2023


Sonja Gierse-Arsten on how the idea of gender equality has been perceived and put into action in people’s daily lives, and how to better understand the huge amount of violence perpetrated by men against women. She conducted field research in the small town of Outjo, in the Kunene Region of Namibia, over 14 months between January 2006 and August 2009. She obtained her PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Marburg, Germany, for the thesis which comprises this book