Feminism and Contemporary Culture in South Africa

Show simple item record Frenkel, Ronit 2020-02-03T16:06:27Z 2020-02-03T16:06:27Z 2008-02-29
dc.identifier.citation To cite this article: Ronit Frenkel (2008) Feminism and Contemporary Culture in South Africa, African Studies, 67:1, 1-10, DOI: 10.1080/00020180801943065 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1469-2872
dc.description.abstract This project1 was born out of the rapidly shifting cultural geographies of post-apartheid South Africa where the position of women illuminates critical issues about how the political and social structure negotiates its contradictions and safe spaces. Works dealing with the ambiguities and complexities of gender in South African culture were sought for this special issue of the interdisciplinary journal African Studies. Most of the articles in the collection emerge from the fields of literary and cultural studies, perhaps reflecting the bias of the editor, and highlight the range of gendered analyses within these fields currently. The review article that concludes the collection reflects such debates and scholarship in the social sciences. The lack of dialogue between disciplines, in this case between the humanities and social sciences, points towards fractures within gender studies as a whole and this special issue is no exception. The framework outlined in the introduction is one specific to literary and cultural studies, though the issues involved traverse disciplinary boundaries in a way that much scholarship has yet to accomplish. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Studies en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Apartheid en_US
dc.subject Contemporary culture en_US
dc.subject Patriarchy en_US
dc.title Feminism and Contemporary Culture in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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