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Women, land and authority : perspectives from South Africa

Author: Shamim Meer; National Land Committee (South Africa)
Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa : David Philip in association with the National Land Committee ; Oxford, U.K. : Oxfam (UK and Ireland), 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book contains a series of articles examining women's access to and control over land and related resources. These chapters focus on the present conditions, experiences and circumstances of women in a number of different localities within rural South Africa, and raise key policy considerations and debates."
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Women, land and authority.
Cape Town, South Africa : David Philip in association with the National Land Committee ; Oxford, U.K. : Oxfam (UK and Ireland), 1997
(OCoLC)605187511
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shamim Meer; National Land Committee (South Africa)
ISBN: 0864863276 9780864863270 0855983752 9780855983758
OCLC Number: 37749626
Description: x, 146 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Shamim Meer --
Women and tenure : marginality and the left-hand power / Catherine Cross and Michelle Friedman --
Access to land : a rural perspective on tradition and resources / Lisa Thorp --
Women's land rights : a case study from the northern Transvaal / Janet Small --
Cornfields, gender and land / Cherryl Walker --
Women's land rights and needs : the case of Thornhill and Merino Walk / Sue Middleton --
Women, tenure and land reform : the case of Namaqualand's reserves / Fiona Archer and Shamim Meer --
Women on Highveld farms : an outlook for development / Linda Waldman and Mampe Ntsedi --
Western Cape fruit and wine farms: land, labour and housing tenure / Sandra Hill-Lanz and Kathy O'Grady --
Evicted farm workers and gender in the small town of Aberdeen / Bronwyn James and Sibongile Ngcobo.
Responsibility: edited by Shamin Meer.

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"This book contains a series of articles examining women's access to and control over land and related resources. These chapters focus on the present conditions, experiences and circumstances of women in a number of different localities within rural South Africa, and raise key policy considerations and debates."

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