(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Less a barrier, more a line: the migration of Bechuanaland women to South Africa, 1850-1930

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geography, University of Waikato, Hamilton, NOUVELLE-ZELANDE


This paper challenges some pervasive assumptions and misconceptions in the regional literature on migrant labour and agrarian transformation. It rejects the depiction of women as simply passive victims of the migrant labour system, and stresses Tswana women's migration strategies. The women travelled to a wide range of South African destinations. The first period (1850-1930) was characterized by various social and economic causes. Three overlapping spatial patterns, short-distance movements, migration streams, and step migrations correspond to particular categories of female migrant


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of historical geography / ISSN 0305-7488 / CODEN JHGEDP

Editor : Academic Press, London ; Academic Press, San Francisco, CA ; Academic Press, New York, NY - ROYAUME-UNI (1975)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 22, no3 [pp. 291-307]

Collation : Illustration ;



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