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Title:Women in South African History: basus'iimbokodo, bawel'imilambo / They Remove Boulders and Cross Rivers
Editor:Gasa, NombonisoISNI
Year:2007
Pages:458
Language:English
City of publisher:Cape Town
Publisher:HSRC press
ISBN:9780796921741
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:women
feminism
history
Historical/Biographical
Politics and Government
Abstract:The chapters in this volume revisit the task of writing South Africa's history from a feminist perspective. The chapters are arranged chronologically in four parts: 1. Women in the pre-colonial and pre-Union periods; 2. Women in early to mid-twentieth century South Africa; 3. War: armed and mass struggles as gendered experiences; 4. The 1990s and beyond: new identities, new victories, new struggles. Contributions: Chiefly women and women's leadership in pre-colonial southern Africa (Jennifer Weir); 'Like three tongues in one mouth': tracing the elusive lives of slave women in (slavocratic) South Africa (Pumla Dineo Gqola); Not a Nongqawuse story: an anti-heroine in historical perspective (Helen Bradford); Women and gender in the South African War, 1899-1902 (Elizabeth van Heyningen); 'Let them build more gaols' (Nomboniso Gasa); Testimonies and transitions: women negotiating the rural and urban in the mid-20th century (Luli Callinicos); Generations of struggle: trade unions and the roots of feminism, 1930-60 (Iris Berger); Feminisms, motherisms, patriarchies and women's voices in the 1950s (Nomboniso Gasa); Women in the ANC-led underground (Raymond Suttner); 'Another mother for peace': women and peace building in South Africa, 1983-2003 (Jacklyn Cock); 'We were not afraid': the role of women in the 1980s' township uprising in the Eastern Cape (Janet Cherry); Women, labour and resistance: case studies from the Port Elizabeth/Uitenhage area, 1972-94 (Pat Gibbs); Naked women's protest, July 1990: 'we won't fuck for houses' (Sheila Meintjes); 'Loving in a time of hopelessness': on township women's subjectivities in a time of HIV/AIDS (Nthabiseng Motsemme); Invisible lives, inaudible voices? The social conditions of migrant women in Johannesburg (Caroline Wanjiku Kihato); Ambiguity is my middle name: a research diary (Yvette Abrahams). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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