This new study offers a fresh interpretation of apartheid South Africa Emerging out of the author s long standing interests in the history of racial segregation, and drawing on a great deal of new scholarship, archival collections, and personal memoirs, he situates apartheid in global as well as local contexts The overall conception of Apartheid, 1948 1994 is to integrate studies of resistance with the analysis of power, paying attention to the importance of ideas, institutions, and culture Saul Dubow refamiliarizes and defamiliarizes apartheid so as to approach South Africa s white supremacist past from unlikely perspectives He asks not only why apartheid was defeated, but how it survived so long He neither presumes the rise of apartheid nor its demise This synoptic reinterpretation is designed to introduce students to apartheid and to generate new questions for experts in the field....
|Title||:||Apartheid, 1948-1994 (Oxford Histories)|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press 1 edition July 22, 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
|File Size||:||770 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Apartheid, 1948-1994 (Oxford Histories) Reviews
This book is an excellent survey of white domination and black resistance in Apartheid South Africa (1948-94). The book does a great job of balancing nuanced detail with "big picture" analysis (including international politics). Thankfully, the author avoids the trap of "ANC Triumphalism" -- the assumption that the ANC had a near-monopoly on liberation politics and was destined to lead South Africa to freedom -- by including long sections on the PAC, Black Consciousness. labor unions, white activists, liberation theology, and the UDF. The writing is crystal-clear; the overall tone is balanced and non-polemical. Bottom line: "Apartheid" is part of a growing scholarly trend to treat Apartheid as history rather than morality play. The book is a pleasure to read and definitely one to keep. I took off one star only because the book assumes a fair amount of knowledge of South African history, culture and geography. Readers coming to the subject for the very first time might be lost.