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Title:A Gendered Perspective of the Land Question
Author:Moyo, SamISNI
Year:1995
Periodical:SAFERE: Southern African Feminist Review (ISSN 1024-9451)
Volume:1
Issue:1
Period:January
Pages:13-31
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:land reform
customary law
land law
women
Equality and Liberation
Cultural Roles
agriculture
Education and Training
Classes and Class Struggle
land tenure
social classes
land use
Abstract:The author argues that a study of gender relations and the land question should include an examination of processes such as the evolution and role of class formation in differentiating access to land and related resources. Racially determined relations of power and control over resources and the influence of ethnicity and nationalism in fomenting exclusive and parochial bidding strategies for land and natural resources control also require close attention in the study of land and gender. Against this background the author offers a gendered perspective of the land question in Zimbabwe. He first presents an overview of Zimbabwe's land problem and identifies specific land problems confronting women in Zimbabwe, and at the end he discusses weaknesses in current studies of gender, land and the reform process. Bibliogr.
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