“Socializing Spouses in Gabon”

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)
Dollar Tree Rm., Brock Commons (304 Henry St.)
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Socializing Spouses in Gabon: The Women of "The Petroleum Wives' Club of Port-Gentil"
Lisa Shutt, from UVA’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American & African Studies, will examine the lives of the women who participate in The Petroleum Wives’ Club of Port-Gentil. These women are outsiders—the wives or partners of men with white collar jobs in the oil industry. Shutt will explore how the club helps these women construct and reproduce a Western identity in a Central African setting.  Free and open to the public.


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