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Gender, tradition and change : the role of rural women in the commoditization of Zulu culture at selected tourist attractions in Zululand

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dc.contributor.advisor Mathenjwa, L.F.
dc.contributor.author Xulu, Smangele Clerah Buyisiwe
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-20T10:56:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-20T10:56:17Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.other 304883
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/451
dc.description Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of African Languages at the University of Zululand, 2005. en_US
dc.description.abstract The commoditization of Zulu culture has become commonplace in the tourism industry in South Africa. Zulu culture and cultural products like music; dance, crafts, landscapes and others are often packaged and consumed in the tourism attractions in Zululand and elsewhere. This thesis examines culture and gender issues related to the commoditization process of Zulu culture and cultural products. Focusing on specific case studies in selected tourist attractions in Zululand, the thesis concludes that rural Zulu women play minor roles as dancers, crafters, cooks, and waiters in the tourist attractions in Zululand. Their junior roles make them to play no role in decision making, neither do they own any assets in their work places, and may not, therefore, influence the commoditization and product authentication process of their own culture. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Decision making en_US
dc.subject Women, Zulu--Social conditions en_US
dc.subject Women's rights--South Africa--KwaZulu-Nat en_US
dc.subject Zulu (African people)--Industries en_US
dc.subject Art, Zulu en_US
dc.title Gender, tradition and change : the role of rural women in the commoditization of Zulu culture at selected tourist attractions in Zululand en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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