Gendered Power Relations As Expressed In Selected Ewe Proverbs

Show simple item record Aku-Sika, C.M 2018-02-06T16:58:31Z 2018-02-06T16:58:31Z 2016-07
dc.description Thesis (Mphil) en_US
dc.description.abstract Drawing on Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) as theorized by Fairclough, Van Dijk, and Wodak, this thesis attempts a detailed analysis of proverbs in Ewe which describe, prescribe and circumscribe ways of being male and female. Forty (40) selected proverbs, grouped into four categories, are analysed under three stages in Fairclough’s model: the Descriptive, Interpretive and Explanational stages. The literary and linguistic features of the proverbs and their socio-cultural contexts are discussed under the various stages in order to unravel the nuances embedded in them as regards gendered power relations. Critical Discourse Analysis serves as the analytical framework with other related concepts such as patriarchy, social construction of gender, hegemonic masculinity and emphasized femininity as a backdrop for discussions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Ghana en_US
dc.subject Gendered en_US
dc.subject Power en_US
dc.subject Relations en_US
dc.subject Ewe Proverbs en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Gendered Power Relations As Expressed In Selected Ewe Proverbs en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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