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Title:Gender and history
Author:Grundlingh, LouisISNI
Year:2000
Periodical:South African Historical Journal
Issue:43
Pages:3-95
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:gender relations
women
history
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rshj20/43/1
Abstract:The decision of the editors to devote an issue of the 'South African Historical Journal' to history and gender within the South African context resulted in numerous submissions that were devoted to the role of women in the past. However, gender studies is not only limited to the study of women but its essence is rather the dynamics of power relationships between men and women. Four articles were eventually accepted for publication. Jennifer Weir concentrates on the leading role of women within the patriarchal power structure of the Zulu State during the 19th century. Natasha Erlank addresses an established historiography on issues in mission history and women's education in South Africa during the 19th century. Hilary Sapire draws on the insights gained from work in the USA and South Africa on gendered approaches to race, political power and the relationship between white rulers and black subordinates during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Lyn Wadley, finally, highlights the use to which archaeologists have put gender, given the differences that exist between textual and material sources. Notes, sum.
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