JANET M. BUJRA is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Brafford in Great Britain. She is joint editor with Patricia Caplan of Women United, Women Divided ( 1978), and a variety of articles concerning gender and class in the Third World. She is currently completing a book about domestic service in Tanzania.
JEAN and JOHN L. COMAROFF are Professors of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Their most recent book, Of Revelation and Revolution ( 1991), will shortly be followed by Ethnography and the Historical Imagination. They have published widely on the culture and history of the Tswana peoples of Southern Africa and on general issues concerning colonialism, power, and meaning.
LARAY DENZER is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. She has published a variety of articles on West African responses to colonial rule, as well as women's history and biography. Currently she is completing a study on the changing patterns of work among Yoruba women in colonial Nigeria.
KAREN TRANBERG HANSEN is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University. She has published Distant Companions: Servants and Employers in Zambia, 1900-1985 ( 1989) and is writing a book on urban life in Zambia. Her published articles are concerned with urbanization, housing, gender, wage labor, the informal sector, and development questions in Southern Africa.
NANCY ROSE HUNT recently received her doctorate in history at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is preparing a book about childbirth and the negotiation of colonial meaning in a British Baptist mission context in the Belgian Congo. She has published articles on domesticity, marriage, and gender in Africa.
BEVERLY B. MACK teaches African literature and Hausa cultural studies at George Mason University. Her research interests concern African literature, Hausa poetry, and Muslim women in West Africa. She has published on these topics and is coeditor, with Catherine Coles, of Hausa Women in the Twentieth Century ( 1991).
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Publication information: Book title: African Encounters with Domesticity. Contributors: Karen Tranberg Hansen - Editor. Publisher: Rutgers University Press. Place of publication: New Brunswick, NJ. Publication year: 1992. Page number: xi.