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Workers & warriors : masculinity and the struggle for nation in South Africa

Author: Thembisa Waetjen
Publisher: Cape Town : HSRC Press : Distributed in South Africa by Blue Weaver, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this powerful and accessible analysis, Thembisa Waetjen explores how the mobilisation of Zulu nationalism in South Africa in the 1980s was structured by gender. Providing a complex and historically informed view of patriarchy - from a traditional Zulu context to the male-dominated world of capitalist economies - this book examines how masculinity and gender power are articulated within the politics of nationalism  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thembisa Waetjen
ISBN: 0796921717 9780796921710
OCLC Number: 75964064
Notes: Originally published as: Workers and warriors. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2004.
Description: viii, 158 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Inkatha, Chief Buthelezi, and the politics of Zulu Nationalism --
From agrarian patriarchy to patriarchal capitalism : gender and ethnicity in historical perspective --
The "Home" in homeland : gender and national space --
Unsettled patriarchy : conflicts over political authority and masculine identity --
Zulu masculinity in the marketplace of struggle --
Conclusion : gender and nationalism.
Other Titles: Workers and warriors
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Workers and Warriors provides a fascinating and highly relevant African case study for scholars and teachers in sociology, history, political science and gender studies.  Read more...

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