Women and industrial change: The South African experience

V. M. Martin, C. M. Rogerson

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Within economic geography women-related research is an undeveloped area. Women's changing participation in the South African industrial system forms the focus of the present study. The economic spaces available for penetration by women in South Africa are shaped by two overlapping structures of domination which create a division of labour moulded by cleavages of both race and sex. Against this setting the paper addresses the growing national importance of women in manufacturing, the historically shifting racial patterns of employment, the activities which constitute ‘women's work’ and the changing spatial dimensions of women's industrial employment in South Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-46
Number of pages15
JournalSouthern African Geographical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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