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Political Participation and Gender: Is There Synergy Between What Scholarship Does and What Activists Want?

Eesuola Olukayode Segun

Abstract


The phenomenon of gender is dualistic and bi-patterned, featuring the world of scholarship along with activism; or perhaps against it. The systematic, intellectual and analytical methods adopted by scholars, as expected of their discipline, is at par with the emotional scenario of the activists who adopt protest and agitation, expectedly too, to carry out their activism. The dichotomy thus created has a large implication on political participation and there must be a way of synergizing scholarship with activism if gender to have its way. This paper suggests a few.

Key words: Gender scholarship, Gender activism, Activists, Literature




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