You need only one bull to cover fifty cows: Zulu women and 'traditional' dress

Show simple item record Klopper, Sandra 2011-02-14T09:42:14Z 2011-02-14T09:42:14Z 1987-06
dc.description African Studies Seminar series. Paper presented June 1987 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper tries to place the contemporary dress of married Zulu women into a broad historical framework. It therefore addresses the the problem of why, despite radical economic and political transformations, some of the present conventions of female dress have remained virtually unchanged since Shakan times.(1) By looking particularly at the history of the institution of marriage, it attempts to demonstrate how the meanings ascribed to, but also the roles of these conventions have been affected by the codification of so-called customary law and the growth of migrant labour. Given the paucity of information on past perceptions and interpretations of female dress it must be pointed out, though, that many of the observations which follow are necessarily speculative. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries African Studies Institute;ISS 227
dc.subject Clothing and dress. Social aspects. South Africa en_US
dc.subject Women, Zulu. Social life and customs en_US
dc.subject Married women. South Africa. KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.subject Leather garments. South Africa. KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.subject Clothing and dress. South Africa. KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.subject Women, Zulu. Clothing en_US
dc.subject Zulu (African people). Clothing. Social aspects en_US
dc.title You need only one bull to cover fifty cows: Zulu women and 'traditional' dress en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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