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Women and the remaking of politics in Southern Africa: negotiating autonomy, incorporation and representation
The Nordic Africa Institute.
2004 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

African women have a long history of political involvement. Yet, the fervour with which they participated in anti-colonial struggles and supported national liberation were not acknowledged after independence leaving them to fight for representation and personal liberation on other fronts. This study looks at women’s struggles in Southern Africa where the last ten years have seen the most pervasive success stories on the African continent. Tracing the history of women’s involvement in anti-colonial struggles and against apartheid, the book analyses post-colonial outcomes and examines the strategies employed by women’s movements to gain a foothold in politics. In this book, the author presents in depth analyses and women’s narratives of their experiences in political parties, in the national machinery for the advancement of women and in the autonomous women’s movements.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2004. , 241 p.
Keyword [en]
Southern Africa, women's participation, political participation, political movements, women's status, gender equality
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Social Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-102ISBN: 91-7106-515-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-102DiVA: diva2:240497
Note
CONTENTS -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. African Women In/And Politics: Issues And Realities. -- Chapter 2. Women's Participation In Nationalist Movements and Liberation Struggles: Fighting Men's Wars -- Chapter 3. Asserting Women's Liberation Within National Liberation: The Case Of The South African Women's Movement -- Chapter 4. The Women's League Syndrome: "A Non-Decision-Making Machinery" -- Chapter 5. Ambitious but Marginalised: Women's Desks And Ministries -- Chapter 6. Women's Organisations And Movements: Sometimes Autonomy But Often No Unity -- Chapter 7. Struggling On All Fronts: Women Politicians -- ConclusionAvailable from: 2009-09-28 Created: 2009-09-22 Last updated: 2009-10-01Bibliographically approved

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