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African Women and Apartheid: Migration and Settlement in Urban South Africa

African Women and Apartheid: Migration and Settlement in Urban South Africa
Rebekah Lee

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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.

Author Info

Rebekah Lee is Lecturer in the Department of History, Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has published on the social and cultural history of South Africa, and her research interests include gender and migration, religion, identity, health and material culture. She is currently engaged in a collaborative project on the history of death in Africa from c.1800 to the present day.


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Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781784537852
Publication Date: 29 Aug 2017
Number of Pages: 296
Height: 216
Width: 138
Illustrations: 4 black and white illustrations, 5 maps and 4 charts

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