did-you-know? rent-now

Amazon no longer offers textbook rentals. We do!

did-you-know? rent-now

Amazon no longer offers textbook rentals. We do!

We're the #1 textbook rental company. Let us show you why.

9780190852146

If Books Fail, Try Beauty An Ethnography of Educated Womanhood in the New East Africa

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780190852146

  • ISBN10:

    0190852143

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2023-06-20
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping Icon Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • eCampus.com Logo Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
  • Buyback Icon We Buy This Book Back!
    In-Store Credit: $1.31
    Check/Direct Deposit: $1.25
    PayPal: $1.25
List Price: $26.66 Save up to $15.41
  • Rent Book $19.60
    Add to Cart Free Shipping Icon Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE
    USUALLY SHIPS IN 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS
    *This item is part of an exclusive publisher rental program and requires an additional convenience fee. This fee will be reflected in the shopping cart.

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

Summary

If Books Fail, Try Beauty: An Ethnography of Educated Womanhood in the New East Africa examines Kampala's university-based sexual economy wherein female students exchange sexual favors for money, grades, and luxury commodities. These practices increase young women's risk for infectious disease, pregnancy, and moral rebuke, yet many women engaged in "transactional" sex are adept students at Makerere University and members of East Africa's nascent middle class. Based on thirty-six months of ethnographic research, If Books Fail reveals that
students participate in Makerere's sexual economy to pursue social advancement in a newly privatized education sector.

The book charts the passage and effects of Uganda's education restructuring from 2004 onwards and demonstrates how these reforms - in opposition to the government's gender equality aims - undermine female students' opportunities for success by reshaping the meaning of "educated woman." If Books Fail brings together formerly disparate conversations about education, sexuality, and state policy to offer a theorization of emerging forms of selfhood in the post colony.

Author Biography


Brooke Bocast is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, with over a decade of experience studying issues surround women, health, and education in East Africa. She has conducted long-term fieldwork supported by grants from the Wenner Gren Foundation, the Institute for International Education, and the Spencer Foundation, among others. Journal articles arising from her work are forthcoming in City & Society and under review at Anthropological Quarterly and Africa. In addition, she has published essays in Anthropology and Humanism and Encyclopedia, and writes about gender, sexuality, and human rights for the Council on Foreign Relations "Africa in Transition" blog.

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

The Used, Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Rewards Program