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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.
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 in English and in a style accessible to a wide audience. Please submit abstracts to Lou Haysom:...
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