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Title:'Motherhood and otherhood' - gendered citizenship and Afrikaner women in the South African 1914 Rebellion
Author:Swart, Sandra ScottISNI
Year:2007
Periodical:African Historical Review
Volume:39
Issue:2
Pages:41-57
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:rebellions
1914
women
Afrikaners
gender roles
citizenship
nationalism
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17532520701786160
Abstract:Little historiographical analysis exists on women and citizenship, and little has been written on women's historical relationship to the State in South Africa. New inroads have been made, however, and this paper contributes to this literature by using the 1914 Boer Rebellion - an uprising by Afrikaans-speaking rebels against the newly-forged South African State - and its aftermath, the post-Rebellion Women's Demonstration of 1915, as a lens through which gendered processes of citizenship and identity may be observed. Although no women engaged in active military service, there were women who considered themselves to be 'rebels'. The paper examines the (female) body politic, to ask how gender lends meaning and materiality to such fundamental notions as citizenship and national identity. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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