African Women and Apartheid : Migration and Settlement in South Africa
By: Lee, Rebekah.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: London : I.B.Tauris, 2009Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (297 p.).ISBN: 9780857710093.Subject(s): Apartheid -- South Africa | Women -- South Africa -- Social conditions -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: African Women and Apartheid : Migration and Settlement in South AfricaDDC classification: 305.488968 LOC classification: HQ1800.5Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Location, Method, Meaning; 1. Mapping Cape Town''s Historical and Political Geography, 1948-200; 2. Structure and Strategy in African Households; 3. Home Improvement, Self Improvement: Renovations and the Reconstruction of ''Home''; 4. Hearth and Home: Energy Resourcing and Consumption in an Urban Environment; 5. ''Beloved'' Unions? Associational Life in Town; 6. ''Moving'' Memories: Urbanizing Identities; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index
In this compelling study, Rebekah Lee explores the process and consequences of settlement through the everyday lives and testimonies of three generations of African women in Cape Town during the apartheid (1948-94) and post-apartheid periods. How did African women experience apartheid? How did they create a sense of belonging in a city that actively denied and resisted their presence? Through detailed analyses of women''s management of domestic economies, their participation in township social organizations, their home renovation priorities and patterns of energy use, this study evokes a larger history of gendered and generational struggles over identity, place and belonging. It provides a deeper and more nuanced understanding of African women in apartheid and post-apartheid society, and of urbanization in South Africa. Drawing together scholarship and new methodologies from anthropology, history, human geography and development studies, African Women and Apartheid will be valuable to anyone with interests in South Africa, gender, urbanization, the African family, oral history and memory.
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