Multiple targets, mixing strategies: Complicating feminist analysis of contemporary South African women's movements

 

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dc.contributor.author Salo, Elaine
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-01T11:27:15Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-01T11:27:15Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Salo, E. (2005). Multiple targets, mixing strategies: Complicating feminist analysis of contemporary South African women's movements. Feminist Africa, (4).
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25995
dc.description.abstract In this brief commentary, I want to focus on the importance of identifying the key aspects of identity that motivate women to participate in activism for social change. In doing so, I build on the injunction, variously expressed by Basu (1995), Mohanty (1991) and Mouffe (1992), that women's identities are multiply informed by their racial, ethnic, socio-economic and geographic locations. Consequently, the issues that impel them into action for gender justice, as well as the alliances they choose, will necessarily be informed by these different aspects of their identities. However, the issues that they take up are not of their own choosing. These too are informed by the confluence of geopolitical relations in the historical moment. Multiple shifts have occurred in women's struggles in South Africa, and they have had to invent equally multiple and innovative strategies and spaces of engagement, as well as enter into new alliances with other gendered movements to effect gender justice.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.source Feminist Africa
dc.source.uri http://agi.ac.za/feminist-africa
dc.title Multiple targets, mixing strategies: Complicating feminist analysis of contemporary South African women's movements
dc.type Journal Article
dc.date.updated 2017-11-01T09:53:07Z
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Gender Studies en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Salo, E. (2005). Multiple targets, mixing strategies: Complicating feminist analysis of contemporary South African women's movements. <i>Feminist Africa</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25995 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Salo, Elaine "Multiple targets, mixing strategies: Complicating feminist analysis of contemporary South African women's movements." <i>Feminist Africa</i> (2005) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25995 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Salo E. Multiple targets, mixing strategies: Complicating feminist analysis of contemporary South African women's movements. Feminist Africa. 2005; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25995. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - AU - Salo, Elaine AB - In this brief commentary, I want to focus on the importance of identifying the key aspects of identity that motivate women to participate in activism for social change. In doing so, I build on the injunction, variously expressed by Basu (1995), Mohanty (1991) and Mouffe (1992), that women's identities are multiply informed by their racial, ethnic, socio-economic and geographic locations. Consequently, the issues that impel them into action for gender justice, as well as the alliances they choose, will necessarily be informed by these different aspects of their identities. However, the issues that they take up are not of their own choosing. These too are informed by the confluence of geopolitical relations in the historical moment. Multiple shifts have occurred in women's struggles in South Africa, and they have had to invent equally multiple and innovative strategies and spaces of engagement, as well as enter into new alliances with other gendered movements to effect gender justice. DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Feminist Africa LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 T1 - Multiple targets, mixing strategies: Complicating feminist analysis of contemporary South African women's movements TI - Multiple targets, mixing strategies: Complicating feminist analysis of contemporary South African women's movements UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25995 ER - en_ZA


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