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Title:A Gendered View of the History of Professionalization in South Africa
Author:Clark, Patricia G.
Year:1998
Periodical:Africa Development: A Quarterly Journal of CODESRIA (ISSN 0850-3907)
Volume:23
Issue:3-4
Pages:77-93
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:South Africa
Southern Africa
Subjects:gender relations
labour
women
History and Exploration
Labor and Employment
Women's Issues
Historical/Biographical
gender
Professional employees
socialization
Sex Roles
education
political participation
Abstract:In South Africa, African women progressively gained entry into professional occupations, starting in the early 20th century. In the early 1900s, African women entered education and nursing; in the 1930s, librarianship; in the 1940s, social work and medicine; and in the 1980s, law. This article outlines the political, economic, and ideological factors involved in African women's entry into, and survival in, professional occupations in South Africa, from 1900 to the present, with an emphasis on the 1950s, and looks briefly at the connection between women's professionalization and political involvement. App., bibliogr., notes, ref.
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