"Theories are formulated to explain, predict, and understand phenomena and, in many cases, to challenge and extend existing knowledge within the limits of critical bounding assumptions. The theoretical framework is the structure that can hold or support a theory of a research study. The theoretical framework introduces and describes the theory that explains why the research problem under study exists."
From USC Library's Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Paper: Theoretical Framework guide
From the prompt:
Martin, Maria. "“More Power to Your Great Self”: Nigerian Women’s Activism and the Pan-African Transnationalist Construction of Black Feminism." Phylon (1960-) 53, no. 2 (2016): 54-78. http://www.jstor.org/stable/phylon1922.214.171.124.
"This article highlights [Funmilayo Ransome Kuti's] Pan-African Transnationalist construction of Black feminism through an analysis of her activist organizing."
Through what framework (lens) might other scholars approach this activist's work? Is it similar or different? How might that help inform your understanding of black feminism in African women's movements?