Untold history with a historiography: a review of scholarship on Afrikaner women in South African history
MetadataShow full item record
In ‘The Rise and Fall of Afrikaner Women’ (2003), Gilliomee argues that Afrikaner women’s history ‘is the biggest untold story of the Afrikaner people’, and in doing so ignores the research on Afrikaner women’s history. This ignoring of women’s history may be attributed either to orthodoxy in historical writing or the lack of a review on women’s history despite a relatively large body of work, focussing in particular on Afrikaner women. Although contributions to women’s history come out of a wide range of disciplines, including literary theory, political science, anthropology and history proper, it is my contention that there is a definable trend developing in South African historiography which particularly represents the history of Afrikaner women. This article explicitly shows that the history of Afrikaner women is not untold through a review of the contributions of scholars whose work form part of (what I call) the historiography of Afrikaner women. This article not only contextualises Afrikaner women’s history against the backdrop of tendencies in historical writing but also focuses on the major themes in the historiography of Afrikaner women, including identity, political agency, labour, welfare, class, reproduction and particularly the ongoing debate of the ‘volksmoeder’
- Faculty of Humanities 
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Party politics jeopardised the credibility of the Women’s National Coalition for Afrikaner women in the organisation. Maritz, Loraine (School for Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2011)• Opsomming: Die Women’s National Coalition (WNC) is in 1992 amptelik gestig en was ‘n inisiatief van die African National Congress Women’s League. Die doelwitte van die WNC was om inligting oor vroue se behoeftes en ...
An unlikely union. Exploring the possibilities of Afrikaner and black women’s organisations cooperating in the Women’s National Coalition, 1991-1994. Maritz, Loraine (School for Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2014)Die Women’s National Coalition (WNC) is in 1992 gestig om gelykberegtiging vir vroue in demokratiese Suid-Afrika te verseker. Inligting oor vroue se behoeftes en aspirasies sou ingesamel word en in ‘n Vrouehandves saamgevat ...
Biblical counselling for spiritually wounded women who suffered the 1994 genocide : a case study of Rwandese women between ages 35-55, living in Kibuye Banyanga, Jean D'Amour (North-West University, 2008)This study was prompted by the remarkable need for pastoral counselling for wounded Rwandese women. Many women that survived the 1994 genocide in Rwanda had been widowed, raped and beaten, had cut their arms and legs, had ...