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The South African W The South African Women's Movement: The Roles of F ement: The Roles of Feminism eminism and Multir and Multiracial Cooper acial Cooperation in the Struggle for W ation in the Struggle for Women's Rights s Rig

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dc.contributor.author Lenser, Amber Michelle
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-20T15:32:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-20T15:32:12Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Lenser, Amber Michelle, "The South African Women's Movement: The Roles of Feminism and Multiracial Cooperation in the Struggle for Women's Rights" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 3397. en_US
dc.identifier.issn https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/3397
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.uark.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4947&context=etd
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/969
dc.description.abstract In the historiography of South Africa’s recent past, focus has been most heavily placed on apartheid and the anti-apartheid movement, with much emphasis placed on male involvement and men as the primary agents of change in the country. Women are largely viewed as playing a supportive role to male activists throughout the movement, and far less has been written on female involvement or women’s activism in its own right. Running parallel to the anti-apartheid movement, however, was a women’s movement characterized by women across the racial and socioeconomic spectrum struggling to secure their own rights in a very hostile and patriarchal political climate. The struggle of these women for their country but also for their own political rights has been largely overlooked in the existing narratives regarding South African history, as it has been overshadowed by the greater independence movement. By utilizing previously unused or undervalued sources including an array of oral histories as well as South African newspapers and organizational materials from important groups such as the Black Sash, I intend to show how influential South African women were on legislation passed under and immediately following apartheid, as well as their impact on the broader national struggle. I will also highlight the many formal and informal ways that these women carved out their own spaces, and the moments when their efforts transcended racial and class lines in an effort to build a brighter future for all South African women. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of International Women's Studies en_US
dc.subject Activism en_US
dc.subject Apartheid en_US
dc.subject Feminism en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Women's Rights en_US
dc.title The South African W The South African Women's Movement: The Roles of F ement: The Roles of Feminism eminism and Multir and Multiracial Cooper acial Cooperation in the Struggle for W ation in the Struggle for Women's Rights s Rig en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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