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Michalko, Ján (2021) '"This Lady, She’s A-List!": The Empowerment Impact of Womxn Political Elites for Womxn in South African Higher Education.' Social Politics, 28 (4). pp. 1095-1114.

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Abstract

This article analyzes the norms that are expected of womxn political elites as role models, to further advance the research on the contributions of womxn in politics to womxn’s empowerment. Based on interviews and group discussions with womxn at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, it is argued that womxn in politics contribute to the students’ normative construction of their ideal self and hence to their empowerment. Consequently, it is suggested that development interventions focus on womxn in politics as fully embedded in wider normative structures while also exposing womxn to a diverse group of womxn in power.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Gender Studies
ISSN: 10724745
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1093/sp/jxaa001
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 13:46
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/32524

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