Publications

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Books – Authored

2017 Gender, Justice and the Problem of Culture: From Customary Law to Human Rights in Tanzania. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

2011  Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous: Postcolonial Politics in a Neoliberal World. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Awarded Honorable Mention, Senior Book Prize, American Ethnological Society, 2012

2005  The Church of Women: Gendered Encounters between Maasai and Missionaries. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

2001  “Once Intrepid Warriors”: Gender, Ethnicity and the Cultural Politics of Maasai Development. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Paperback edition published 2004.

 

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Books – Edited

2017 Global Africa: Into the Twenty-First Century. Berkeley: University of California Press. (With Judith Byfield)

2015  The Gender, Culture and Power Reader. New York: Oxford University Press (in press, out in September 2015)

2011  Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights. Studies in Human Rights Series, University of Pennsylvania Press. Paperback edition published 2013.

2001  Gendered Modernities: Ethnographic Perspectives. New York: Palgrave.

2001  “Wicked” Women and the Reconfiguration of Gender in Africa. Portsmouth: Heinemann Social History of Africa Series; Oxford: James Currey; Cape Town: David Phillips (with Sheryl McCurdy)

2000  Rethinking Pastoralism in Africa: Gender, Culture and the Myth of the Patriarchal Pastoralist. Oxford: James Currey, Athens: Ohio University Press.

 

Peer-Reviewed Edited Special Issues and Special Sections of Journals

2007  Activisms. Special issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly 35(3&4) (with Ethel Brooks)

2002  Comparative Perspectives on the Indigenous Rights Movement in Africa and the Americas. Special Focus Section of American Anthropologist 104(4).

2000  Lessons Learned? Development Experiences in the Late Colonial Period. Special Issue of Journal of African History 41(1) (with Monica van Beusekom)

1996  Wayward Wives, Misfit Mothers and Disobedient Daughters: “Wicked” Women and the Reconfiguration of Gender in Africa. Special issue of Canadian Journal of African Studies/Revue Canadienne des Etudes Africaines 30(1) (with Sheryl McCurdy)

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2009  “Becoming Indigenous in Africa.” African Studies Review 52(3): 1-32.

2008  “Northeast Tanzania’s Disappearing Rangelands: Historical Perspectives on Recent Regional Land Use/Cover Change.” Special issue of International Journal of African Historical Studies on Regional Interaction and Land Use in Northern Tanzania, 1850-2000 41(3): 523-556. (with Lowe Börjeson and Pius Z. Yanda).

2007  “Introduction: Activisms.” Special issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly on Activisms 35 (3&4): 14-25 (with Ethel Brooks)

2002  “Women’s Rights as Human Rights: Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF).” Special issue of Africa Today on Women, Language and Law 49(2): 1-26.

2002  “Introduction: Comparative Perspectives on the Indigenous Rights Movement in Africa and the Americas.” American Anthropologist 104(4): 1037-1049.

2002  “Precarious Alliances: The Cultural Politics and Structural Predicaments of the Indigenous Rights Movement in Tanzania.” American Anthropologist 104(4): 1086-1097.

2002  “Dilemmas of Counter-mapping Community Resources in Tanzania.” Development and Change 33(1): 79-100 (with Richard Schroeder).

2000  “Taking Stock: State Control, Ethnic Identity, and Pastoralist Development in Tanganyika, 1940-1961. Journal of African History 41(1): 55-78.

2000  “Lessons Learned? Development Experiences in the Late Colonial Period.” Journal of African History 41(1): 29-33 (with Monica van Beusekom).

1999  “Engendered Encounters: Men of the Church and the ‘Church of Women’ in Maasailand, Tanzania, 1950-1993.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 41(4): 758-783.

1999  “Women as Children: Culture, Political Economy and Gender Inequality among Kisongo Maasai.” Special issue of Nomadic Peoples (n.s.) entitled East African Pastoralists at the Crossroads 3(2):115-130.

1999  “’Once Intrepid Warriors’: Modernity and the Production of Maasai Masculinities.” Ethnology 38(2):121-150.

Reprinted in Lisa Lindsay and Stephan Miescher, eds., Men and Masculinities in Africa. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Social History of Africa Series; and Dorothy L, Hodgson, ed., Gendered Modernities: Ethnographic Perspectives. New York: Palgrave, pps. 105-145.

1999  “Critical Interventions: Dilemmas of Accountability in Contemporary Ethnographic Research.” Special issue of Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power entitled Ethnographic Presence: Environmentalism, Indigenous Rights and Transnational Cultural Critique 6(2/3):201-224.

1999  “Pastoralism, Patriarchy and History: Changing Gender Relations Among Maasai in Tanganyika, 1890-1940.” Journal of African History 40(1):41-65.

Reprinted in Dorothy L. Hodgson. 2000. Rethinking Pastoralism in Africa: Gender, Culture and the Myth of the Patriarchal Pastoralist. Oxford: James Currey, pps. 97-120.

1996  “‘My Daughter…Belongs to the Government Now’: Marriage, Maasai and the Tanzanian State.” Canadian Journal of African Studies/Revue Canadienne des Etudes Africaines 30(1): 106-123.

Reprinted in Colin Creighton and C.K. Omari, eds., 2000. Gender, Family and Work in Tanzania. Aldershot, Burlington USA, Singapore & Sydney: Ashgate, pps. 200-219; and Dorothy L. Hodgson and Sheryl McCurdy, eds., 2001. “Wicked” Women and the Reconfiguration of Gender in Africa. Portsmouth: Heinemann Social History of Africa Series, pps. 149-167.

1996 “Wayward Wives, Misfit Mothers, and Disobedient Daughters: ‘Wicked’ Women and the Reconfiguration of Gender in Africa.” Canadian Journal of African Studies/Revue Canadienne des Etudes Africaines 30(1): 1-9. (with Sheryl McCurdy)

 

Book Chapters

nd      “The Gender of Evil: Maasai Experiences and Expressions.” In William Olsen and Walter Van Beek, eds, Evil Encounters: Cosmologies of the Everyday in Africa. Indiana University Press: in press.

2015  “Afterword: Reflections on Gender and Ethnicity in Africa Today.” In Jan Bender Shetler, ed. Gendered Ethnicity in African Women’s Lives. University of Wisconsin Press, pps. 309-314.

2014  “Culture Claims: Being Maasai at the United Nations.” In Laura Graham and H. Glenn Penny, eds., Performing Indigeneity. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press, pps. 55-82.

2014  “Four Pillars PLUS: Promoting Girls’ Education in Kenya. In Debotri Dhar, ed. Gender and Education. London: Bloomsbury Books, pps. 19-40 (with Katie Orlemanski)

2011  “Introduction: Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights.” In Dorothy L. Hodgson, ed., Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pps. 1-14.

2011  “’These are not our Priorities’: Maasai Women, Human Rights and the Problem of Culture.” In Dorothy L. Hodgson, ed., Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pps. 138-157.

2011  “The Politics of Naming: Ethical Dilemmas, Disciplinary Divides in Anthropology and History.” In Edward Murphy, David William Cohen, Chandra Bhimull, Fernando Coronil, Monica E. Patterson, and Julie Skurski, eds. Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge, Questioning Discipline, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pps. 257-272.

2008  “Cosmopolitics, Neoliberalism, and the State: The Indigenous Rights Movement in Africa.” In Pnina Werbner, ed. Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism: Rooted, Feminist and Vernacular Perspectives. Oxford: Berg, pps. 215-230.

2001  “Introduction: On Modernity/Modernities, Gender, and Ethnography.” In Dorothy L. Hodgson, ed. Gendered Modernities: Ethnographic Perspectives. New York: Palgrave, pps. 1-23.

2001  “’Wicked’ Women and the Reconfiguration of Gender in Africa.” In Dorothy L. Hodgson and Sheryl McCurdy, eds. “Wicked” Women and the Reconfiguration of Gender. Portsmouth: Heinemann Social History of Africa Series, pps. 1-24.

2000  “Introduction: Gender, Culture and the Myth of the Patriarchal Pastoralist.” In Dorothy L. Hodgson, ed. Rethinking Pastoralism in Africa: Gender, Culture and the Myth of the Patriarchal Pastoralist. Oxford: James Currey; Athens: Ohio University Press, pps. 1-28.

1999  “Images and Interventions: The Problems of Pastoralist Development.” In David M. Anderson and Vigdis Broch-Due, eds., “The Poor are Not Us”: Poverty & Pastoralism in Eastern Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press; Oxford: James Currey, pps. 221-239.

1997  “Embodying the Contradictions of Modernity: Gender and Spirit Possession among Maasai in Tanzania.” In Maria Grosz-Ngate and Omari Kokole, eds., Gendered Encounters: Challenging Cultural Boundaries and Social Hierarchies in Africa. New York & London: Routledge, pps. 111-129.

 

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