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Cultured to Fail? Representations of Gender-Entangled Urban Women in Two Short Stories by Valerie Tagwira

Oliver Nyambi;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2014 Journal: SAGE Open, volume 4 (issn: 2158-2440, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Abstract
There is a subtle yet discernible connection between the post-2000 political power struggle and the gender struggle in Zimbabwe. In both cases, a patriarchal power hierarchy shaped by tradition and history is perpetuated and justified as the mark of the nation’s unique identity. In cultural, political, and economic spheres, the status of most urban Zimbabwean women is still reflected as inferior to that of most men. During this economic and political crisis period, the prevailing gender power-relations evolved into gendered appraisals of the impact of the crisis and this created the potential for rather universal and androcentric conclusions. The consequent ecli...
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free text keywords: General Arts and Humanities, General Social Sciences, lcsh:History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, lcsh:AZ20-999, lcsh:Social Sciences, lcsh:H, Literary fiction, Evocation, Social space, Gender studies, Urban space, Politics, Sociology, Focalization, Hierarchy, Feminism
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