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The Resource Young women against apartheid : gender, youth & South Africa's liberation struggle, Emily Bridger

Young women against apartheid : gender, youth & South Africa's liberation struggle, Emily Bridger

Label
Young women against apartheid : gender, youth & South Africa's liberation struggle
Title
Young women against apartheid
Title remainder
gender, youth & South Africa's liberation struggle
Statement of responsibility
Emily Bridger
Title variation
Young women against apartheid
Title variation remainder
gender, youth and South Africa's liberation struggle
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While there have been many books on South Africa's liberation struggle during the 1980s and early 1990s, the story of the involvement of African girls and young women has been all but missing. This book tells their story, analysing what life was like for African girls under apartheid, why some chose to join the struggle, and how they navigated the benefits and pitfalls of political activism. These were women who, as teenagers and secondary school students, made an unconventional choice to join student organizations, engage in public protest, and take up arms against the state. They did so against their parents' wishes and in contravention of societal norms that confined girls to the home and made township streets dangerous places for female students. They participated in both non-violent and violent forms of political action, including attending marches and rallies, throwing stones or petrol bombs at police, and punishing suspected informers and other offenders, and even joining underground guerrilla armies. Thousands of these young women were eventually detained, interrogated, and tortured by the apartheid state. At the heart of this book lie the life histories of the female comrades themselves, who in interviews construct themselves as decisive actors in South Africa's liberation struggle. Primarily a work of oral history, this book is not only concerned with what female comrades did, but equally with how these women remember and narrate their time as activists: how they reconstruct their pasts; relate their personal experiences to collective histories of the struggle; and insert themselves into a historical narrative from which they have been excluded. Through exploring these women's memories, this book serves as an important corrective to South Africa's male-centric literature on violence, and provides a new gendered perspective on the wider histories of township politics, activism, and conflict."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bridger, Emily
Dewey number
305.800968
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1757
LC item number
.B753 2021eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women, Black
  • Girls
  • Apartheid
  • Anti-apartheid movements
  • Women, Black
  • Anti-apartheid movements
  • Apartheid
  • Girls
  • Women, Black
  • Women, Black
  • South Africa
Label
Young women against apartheid : gender, youth & South Africa's liberation struggle, Emily Bridger
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-242) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • African girlhood under the apartheid state
  • The school : becoming a female comrade
  • The home : negotiating family, girlhood and politics
  • The meeting : contesting gender and creating a movement
  • The street : gendering collective action and political violence
  • The prison cell : gender, trauma and resistance
  • The interview : reflecting on the struggle
Control code
1264233939
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781800100558
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1264233939
Label
Young women against apartheid : gender, youth & South Africa's liberation struggle, Emily Bridger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-242) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • African girlhood under the apartheid state
  • The school : becoming a female comrade
  • The home : negotiating family, girlhood and politics
  • The meeting : contesting gender and creating a movement
  • The street : gendering collective action and political violence
  • The prison cell : gender, trauma and resistance
  • The interview : reflecting on the struggle
Control code
1264233939
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781800100558
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1264233939

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