Genders And Generations Apart: Labor Tenants And Customary Law In Segregation Era South Africa, 1920s To 1940s (Social History Of Africa)

Genders And Generations Apart: Labor Tenants And Customary Law In Segregation Era South Africa, 1920s To 1940s (Social History Of Africa)

Genders and Generations Apart: Labor Tenants and Customary Law in Segregation Era South Africa, 1920s to 1940s (Social History of Africa)

This work is a historical examination of gender and generational struggles over land, labor, and law that are central issues facing contemporary South Africa. North America: HeinemannBR>

Review
"Lucid and Informative, Ýit¨ deepens our understanding of the historical links between industrialization and apartheid in South Africa through a detailed study of struggles between genders and generations in rural Natal during the 1920s and 1930s....McClendon makes skillful use of legal disputes over bridewealth and marriage to illuminate the consequences of drought, depression and racial discrimination for relations between men and women, parents and children within and between rural households."-Sara S. Berry, Department of History Johns Hopkins University

?This is a substantial contribution to our understanding of the processes of the African homestead economy, labor tenant obligations obtaining within that social formation, and its dialogical relationship to urban employment in an era of social change resonating with issues of control, labour and tradition. This work makes a major contribution to the social history of Southern Africa during the inter-war years.?-Atieno Odhiambo, Rice University

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