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Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order

Ryan M. Irwin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199855612
eISBN:
9780199979882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855612.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

Writing more than one hundred years ago, African American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois speculated that the great dilemma of the twentieth century would be the problem of “the color line.” Nowhere was the ... More


The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961: Conflict and Compromise

Deborah Posel

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273349
eISBN:
9780191684036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book examines some of the crucial political processes and struggles which shaped the reciprocal development of Apartheid and capitalism in South Africa. The book's analysis debunks the orthodoxy ... More


Conclusion: Toward a New Order

Ryan M. Irwin

in Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199855612
eISBN:
9780199979882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855612.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This conclusion begins with a vignette of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990. It then explores some aspects of the anti-apartheid movement that crested during the late 1980s, lingering on ... More


Different Currents: South Africa's Islamic Minority

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

in Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195063868
eISBN:
9780199834587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195063864.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

South Africa's unique location helped shape the distinct character of Islam there, principally through contact with Asia, Egypt, Iran, and the Arabian Peninsula, allowing beleaguered South African ... More


Introduction: Opening the Curtain

Ryan M. Irwin

in Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199855612
eISBN:
9780199979882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855612.003.0000
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This introduction frames the major themes of this book. It begins with a vignette from the Bandung conference that highlights apartheid’s importance to the decolonization project. The introduction ... More


Architects and Earthquakes

Ryan M. Irwin

in Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199855612
eISBN:
9780199979882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855612.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This chapter is about the origins of the global apartheid debate. It opens with a section about Harold Macmillan’s famous 1960 ‘Wind of Change’ speech in Cape Town—in which the British Prime Minister ... More


Defining the Debate

Ryan M. Irwin

in Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199855612
eISBN:
9780199979882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855612.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the contours of the apartheid debate during the early 1960s. It begins with an overview of the tensions between the African National Congress and the Pan Africanist Congress ... More


Looking Outward

Ryan M. Irwin

in Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199855612
eISBN:
9780199979882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855612.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

Divided into three sections, this chapter explains how the apartheid debate changed during the late 1960s. The first section opens by looking at the murder of South African Prime Minister Hendrik ... More


“A ‘Black’ or a ‘White’ Peril?”: Writing the Melancholy (Alter)Nation

Lucy Valerie Graham

in State of Peril: Race and Rape in South African Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796373
eISBN:
9780199933327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796373.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter Three considers the transition from segregation to apartheid, outlining the ways in which an obsessive focus on either “black” or “white peril” maybe read as a symptom of a melancholy ... More


Restaging Rape: Black Writing and Sexual Apartheid

Lucy Valerie Graham

in State of Peril: Race and Rape in South African Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796373
eISBN:
9780199933327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796373.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter Four focuses on ways in which black writers in the apartheid years rescripted previously white-authored narratives about rape. Arthur Maimane’s Victims is pivotal here as he mimics and ... More


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