Show simple item record Kalabamu, F. 2010-10-26T07:09:36Z 2010-10-26T07:09:36Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation Kalabamu, F. (2006) Patriarchy and women’s land rights in Botswana, Land Use Policy, Vol. 23, pp. 237-246 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0264-8377
dc.description.abstract Patriarchy has been defined as a gendered power system: a network of social, political and economic relationships through which men dominate and control female labour, reproduction and sexuality as well as define women’s status, privileges and rights in a society. Taking Botswana as a case study, this essay examines the effects of patriarchy on women’s access, control and ownership of land in southern Africa. It notes that while women were largely excluded from land ownership during the pre-colonial era, patriarchy has since been selective on the type and nature of land rights that women may enjoy. The essay argues that the weakening of traditional patriarchal structures, attitudes and practices in Botswana is a result of women’s self-empowerment, economic transformations and the replacement of chieftainship with democratic institutions. It ends by noting that despite the apparent weakening of pre-colonial institutions and attitudes, there have emerged new forms of female subordination, which require vigilance and constant exposure. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.subject Patriarchy en_US
dc.subject Land tenure en_US
dc.subject Women’s land rights en_US
dc.title Patriarchy and women’s land rights in Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US

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