Women in South African politics : rural Shangaan women in focus

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dc.contributor.author Maluleke, Gavaza
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T08:29:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T08:29:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/39971
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201210122668 en
dc.description.abstract The focus of this thesis is to challenge the single story of women in developing countries by examining Shangaan rural women in politics. Hannah Arendt‘s notion of ‗acting and speaking‘ and what she defines as the polis helps guides this study as it exposes these rural women‘s capability to act whilst simultaneously, stressing the problems associated with categories in the polis. Postcolonial feminists, Chandra Mohanty and Uma Narayan, provide the categories linked with women in developing countries and the issues created when such categories are used as forms of analysis. Themes such as culture, tradition and history are also dealt with in order to fully explain and generate a better understanding of these Shangaan rural women and their situation. The research material collected was through in-depth interviews with 10 female and 5 male councillors who are part of the Giyani Municipality. The interviews were conducted in Xitsonga which is the main language of the Giyani area. The study found that there are still issues of gender inequality within Shangaan society but transformation is underway. These rural women are actively participating in the polis and they are dispelling the label of powerless victims. This is important in that it shows that no matter how active these women are, when categories are used as forms of analysis, seeing these women as actors and agents of change is not possible. en
dc.format.extent 82 s.
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject.other action
dc.subject.other categories
dc.subject.other postcolonial feminism
dc.subject.other rural women
dc.subject.other South Africa
dc.title Women in South African politics : rural Shangaan women in focus
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201210122668
dc.subject.ysa feminismi
dc.subject.ysa naiset
dc.subject.ysa kehitysmaat
dc.subject.ysa maaseutu
dc.subject.ysa politiikka
dc.subject.ysa poliittinen osallistuminen
dc.subject.ysa Shangaan
dc.subject.ysa Etelä-Afrikka
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Yhteiskuntatieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Education en
dc.contributor.laitos Yhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine valtio-oppi fi
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