Peasants, Traders, & Wives: Shona Women in the History of Zimbabwe, 1870-1939

Peasants, Traders, & Wives: Shona Women in the History of Zimbabwe, 1870-1939

by Elizabeth Schmidt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0435080660

ISBN-13: 9780435080662

Pub. Date: 07/20/1992

Publisher: Heinemann

Dr. Schmidt argues that women were central to the formation of African peasantries in Rhodesia. Yet women's status declined over the course of the colonial period. As political mechanisms threatened the survival of peasant households, women's labor was intensified in the last ditch attempt to stave off the need for male labor migration.

Overview

Dr. Schmidt argues that women were central to the formation of African peasantries in Rhodesia. Yet women's status declined over the course of the colonial period. As political mechanisms threatened the survival of peasant households, women's labor was intensified in the last ditch attempt to stave off the need for male labor migration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435080662
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
07/20/1992
Series:
Social History of Africa Series
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction

Beholden to Two Patriarchies

Shona Women and Work: The Backbone of Rural Production

African Producers and Settler Law

Gender Ideology, Economics, and the Social Control of African Women

Missionary Education for Women and Girls

African Women and European Domestic Service

Conclusion

Bibliography

Maps

Photographs

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