Ikitchini : the hidden side of women's labour

 

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Abrams, M en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-20T15:37:04Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-20T15:37:04Z
dc.date.issued 1988 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Abrams, M. 1988. Ikitchini : the hidden side of women's labour. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15856
dc.description Bibliography: pages 233-248. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This dissertation seeks to examine an area of South African historiography which has largely been ignored, that is, domestic labour. It posits a relationship between working class women, domestic labour paid and unpaid. The material has been arranged around the primary objective of examining the silence around domestic labour and highlighting the gender content of domestic work. It is divided into two parts. The first part examines the conceptualization of class and gender struggles, while the second part examines aspects of working class women's experience of this. Chapter One deals with why women have been ignored in recorded history; Chapter Two examines Marxist approaches to the Woman Question. Chapter Three examines the silence arourid women's experience in South African historiography, while Chapter Four is a critical examination of the recorded history of domestic workers. Chapter Five examines aspects of black working class women's experience of domestic labour in their own families, while Chapter Six documents the experience of a group of organized workers in Cape Town. The study concludes that the way forward is to develop a gender sensitive class analysis as outlined in the work of Lise Vogel. This will open up new areas for research, for example, the rise of the public and private dichotomy, the separation of productive and reproductive labour, the ideology of motherhood and sexuality as well as the changing nature of the social construction of gender identity. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Economic History en_ZA
dc.subject.other Household employees - South Africa. en_ZA
dc.subject.other Women - Employment - South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Ikitchini : the hidden side of women's labour en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Economics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
uct.type.filetype Text
uct.type.filetype Image
dc.identifier.apacitation Abrams, M. (1988). <i>Ikitchini : the hidden side of women's labour</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15856 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Abrams, M. <i>"Ikitchini : the hidden side of women's labour."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 1988. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15856 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Abrams M. Ikitchini : the hidden side of women's labour. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 1988 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15856 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Abrams, M AB - This dissertation seeks to examine an area of South African historiography which has largely been ignored, that is, domestic labour. It posits a relationship between working class women, domestic labour paid and unpaid. The material has been arranged around the primary objective of examining the silence around domestic labour and highlighting the gender content of domestic work. It is divided into two parts. The first part examines the conceptualization of class and gender struggles, while the second part examines aspects of working class women's experience of this. Chapter One deals with why women have been ignored in recorded history; Chapter Two examines Marxist approaches to the Woman Question. Chapter Three examines the silence arourid women's experience in South African historiography, while Chapter Four is a critical examination of the recorded history of domestic workers. Chapter Five examines aspects of black working class women's experience of domestic labour in their own families, while Chapter Six documents the experience of a group of organized workers in Cape Town. The study concludes that the way forward is to develop a gender sensitive class analysis as outlined in the work of Lise Vogel. This will open up new areas for research, for example, the rise of the public and private dichotomy, the separation of productive and reproductive labour, the ideology of motherhood and sexuality as well as the changing nature of the social construction of gender identity. DA - 1988 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1988 T1 - Ikitchini : the hidden side of women's labour TI - Ikitchini : the hidden side of women's labour UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15856 ER - en_ZA


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record