Making modern girls : a history of girlhood, labor, and social development in colonial Lagos / Abosede A. George.
- Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2014. , ©2014
- New African histories series.
New African Histories
1 online resource (313 p.)
- Girls -- Nigeria -- Lagos -- History -- 20th century.
Child labor -- Nigeria -- Lagos -- History -- 20th century.
Peddlers -- Nigeria -- Lagos -- History -- 20th century.
Public welfare -- Nigeria -- Lagos -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- Nigeria -- Lagos.
Lagos (Nigeria) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Social policy.
- Electronic books.
- In Making Modern Girls, Abosede A. George examines the influence of African social reformers and the developmentalist colonial state on the practice and ideology of girlhood as well as its intersection with child labor in Lagos, Nigeria. It draws from gender studies, generational studies, labor history, and urban history to shed new light on the complex workings of African cities from the turn of the twentieth century through the nationalist era of the 1950s. The two major schemes at the center of this study were the modernization project of elite Lagosian women and the salvationist project
- Introduction; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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