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dc.contributor.author Makaudze, Godwin
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-30T09:34:45Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-30T09:34:45Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Makaudze, G. (2015). The power of a mother in Shona milieu. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(1&2), 266-276. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1557
dc.description.abstract Motherhood is a concept that is shunned and criticised by Western feminists as one of the root causes of a woman’s subordination, dis-empowerment, lack of freedom and independence. It is also frowned at for binding her to what are considered as insignificant feminine duties linked to, and limited to the home, with her main arena being the kitchen. Other roles associated with being a mother, such as child-bearing, breast feeding and cooking are largely criticised as closing her out of mainstream economics and hence keeping her out of positions of influence and affluence. Using the theory of Africana Womanism and examples from Shona cultural milieu, the paper argues that being a mother is not only a very important and admirable position in this society, but one associated and intertwined with great power, respect, reverence among others. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Mother en_US
dc.subject Shona milieu en_US
dc.title The power of a mother in Shona milieu en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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