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Postcolonial AutomobilityCar Culture in West Africa$
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Lindsey B. Green-Simms

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517901141

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.001.0001

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Women in Traffic: Toward a Feminist Automobility

Women in Traffic: Toward a Feminist Automobility

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(p.161) Chapter 5 Women in Traffic: Toward a Feminist Automobility
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Postcolonial Automobility
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Lindsey B. Green-Simms

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0006

Chapter 5 looks at the way that feminist texts re-write and work in dialogue with the male-centered films and novels where the car is a sign of patriarchal power and capitalist achievement. This chapter argues that in films and novels where women are the drivers, the car figures much less as a sign of upward mobility and elite status and instead highlights the ambivalence with which financially independent women move through West African urban centers.

Keywords:   Automobility, Postcolonial, Globalization, Global Modernity, African cinema, Nollywood, Cars, West Africa

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