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Women's organizations and democracy in South Africa : contesting authority

Author: Shireen Hassim
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2006.
Series: Women in Africa and the diaspora.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining interactions between democracy in South Africa and South African women's movement, this book explores the gendered nature of liberation and regime change. It confronts issues such as the tensions between autonomy and political dependency in feminists' engagement with the ANC and other democratic movements.
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Hassim, Shireen.
Women's organizations and democracy in South Africa.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)655754787
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shireen Hassim
ISBN: 0299213803 0299213846 9780299213800 9780299213848
OCLC Number: 60188020
Description: xiv, 355 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Autonomy and engagement in the South African women's movement --
Contesting ideologies : feminism and nationalism --
The emergence of women as a political constituency, 1979-90 --
The ANC in exile : challenging the role of women in national liberation --
The return of the ANC Women's League : autonomy abrogated --
From mothers of the nation to rights-bearing citizens : transition and its impact on the South African women's movement --
Political parties, quotas, and representation in the new democracy --
One woman, one desk, one typist : moving into the bureaucracy --
Autonomy, engagement and democratic consolidation.
Series Title: Women in Africa and the diaspora.
Responsibility: Shireen Hassim.
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Examines interactions between transition to democracy in South Africa and South African women's movement. This work explores the gendered nature of liberation and regime change. It reveals how  Read more...

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Essential reading for all those interested in the theory and practice of social and political transformation. - Amina Mama, University of Cape Town, South Africa

 
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