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Gender and the economy in post-apartheid South Africa
The focus of this issue of Agenda on changes and challenges within post-apartheid South Africa in relation to gender and the economy is most timely considering it is twenty-five years since political transformation. It draws our attention to two fields of intellectual engagement, namely Economics and Gender Studies, although for neither field is this an unusual convergence.
Economic research incorporates gender as a dimension into data collection and analysis; surveys and other investigative methods quickly establish whether respondents are male, female and sometimes ‘other’. Although such research produces significant findings along gender lines, this equates neither to a fundamental concern with the inequalities perpetrated by the systems of patriarchy nor capitalism. To the contrary, it is possible to attribute differences in findings along gender lines to essentialist notions of gender differences.
No later than 22nd November 2019 GUEST EDITORS: Professors Dr. Lliane Loots and Ms. Ongezwa Mbele Contributors are invited to submit manuscripts on the above topic from the point of view either of researchers or activists. Abstracts and contributions must be written...
Introduction On 5 and 6 December 2018, the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria hosted a conference on the Decolonisation of International Law. Taking as its point of departure the view that there is a nexus between efforts to advance the protection...
Agenda Feminist Media and Women's & Gender Studies Department, Faculty of Arts, University of the Western Cape invite you to the launch of journal: Gender & Disability Date: Tuesday - 20th October 2015 Time: 12h00 – 14h00 Venue: HIVE, Arts Faculty, B Block...