Date Thesis Awarded

4-2010

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Interdisciplinary Studies

Advisor

Leisa D. Meyer

Committee Member

Robert Trent Vinson

Committee Member

J. D. La Fleur

Abstract

Voices of black South African women are often left out of historical accounts that describe the political and social workings of pre-colonial South African society, the apartheid regime, and the anti-apartheid resistance movement. This absence symbolizes the historical silencing of women by traditional patriarchal indigenous South African society and the misogynist white South African government. During the anti-apartheid movement, indigenous South African women had to maneuver within two structurally patriarchal systems of power that men, both African and white, continuously fought to maintain through customary and statutory law. Indigenous African women are not adequately recognized for the struggles that they had to endure daily because of their race and gender because African women are members of the two most historically marginalized groups in South Africa: black Africans and women.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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