The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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South African Women as Champions of Change

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The publication of this book forms part of a civil society programme of action for the African Women�s Decade, co-ordinated by South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID). It reports on the main issues facing South African women, namely: 1) poverty eradication in the context of gender; 2) early childhood development (ECD) in the context of gender; 3) violence against women; and 4) co-ordination of civil society initiatives. A fifth theme which cuts across all the others is employment creation.

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ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2452-0
Publish Year : March 2014
Rights : World Rights
Price R 120.00
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Teenage Tata
Voices of young fathers in South Africa

Teenage Tata: Voices of young fathers in South Africa provides a fresh and in-depth portrait of impoverished young South African men who became fathers while teenagers. It provides space for their articulate and impassioned voices to be heard amidst the outcry against the absence of fathers, and offers insights into young fathers personal, emotional, financial and cultural struggles as they come to terms with fatherhood. The study highlights young fathers strong sense of responsibility; poignant accounts of emotional engagement with their children and the women in their lives; the motivating power of young fathers own absent fathers on their parenting intentions; their desire for sex- and relationship-education from male family members and their clear recognition of the help they need. Based on a multi-interview qualitative study in the informal settlements and townships around Cape Town and Durban, this monograph offers methodological innovations and showcases how social network interviews offer great potential for both research and intervention.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 136
ISBN 10 : 0-79692287-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2287-8
Publish Year : 2009
Rights : World Rights
Price R 165.00
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Was it something I wore?
Dress Identity Materiality

People often wear their causes on their t-shirts, in their choice of traditional attire or other garments, or by way of specific costumes, pieces of jewellery or particular accessories. In Was it something I wore? Dress; identity; materiality, the contributors explore the construction and performance of personal and social identities. The essays point to the significance of dress as material culture in social science research not only in their content but also in their focus on a variety of methodologies including memory work, visual studies, autoethnography, object biographies and other forms of textual analysis.

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Format : 235mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 384
ISBN 10 : 978-07969-2362-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2362-2
Publish Year : 2012
Rights : World Rights
Price R 380.00
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Women, Development and Transport in Rural Eastern Cape, South Africa

Addressing the challenges facing policy and its implementation in respect of women, development and transport by concentrating on selected sites in the rural Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 56
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2168-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2168-0
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 98.00
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Women's Property Rights, HIV and AIDS & Domestic Violence
Research Findings from Two Districts in South Africa and Uganda

Women's property and inheritance rights are recognised in international law and in a growing number of countries worldwide, yet women in many developing countries do not have the right to own or inherit property. At the same time, women are increasingly heading up households and are in critical need of land and property for economic security, particularly in the context of the AIDS epidemic - in fact, secure property rights are believed to be a factor in reducing women's risk of contracting HIV and in protecting them from domestic violence.

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Format : 280mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 184
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2223-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2223-6
Publish Year : 2008
Rights : World Rights
Price R 125.00
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Workers and Warriors
Masculinity and the struggle for nation in South Africa

This seminal study provides a complex and historically informed view of how masculinity and gender power are articulated within the politics of nationalism and nation-building. The popular appeal of Zulu masculinity- with its martial reputation - makes Zulu nationalism a relevant case through which to explore these crucial critical questions.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 168
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2171-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2171-0
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 170.00