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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


“History Speaking”: Sexual Violence and Post-Apartheid Narratives

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/9780199796373.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter Five scrutinises the relevant literature of the post-apartheid transition and beyond - a context where gender rights are entrenched in law, but where sexual violence remains a persistent ... More


The View from Pretoria

Philip E. Muehlenbeck

in Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195396096
eISBN:
9780199932672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396096.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

Viewed from Pretoria, Kennedy looked to be apartheid’s worst enemy. Not only was the young American president strengthening US relations with black Africa both economically and morally, but he also ... More


Conclusion

Deborah Posel

in The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961: Conflict and Compromise

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273349
eISBN:
9780191684036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book has emphasized the key role played by various capitalist groupings in shaping Apartheid. It has shown that this impact was not uniform, and cannot be understood without simultaneously ... More


Introduction

Deborah Posel

in The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961: Conflict and Compromise

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273349
eISBN:
9780191684036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Nationalist Party (NP) government built Apartheid into a monstrously labyrinthine system which grew to dominate every facet of life in South Africa. This book examines the processes whereby a ... More


Apartheid and Influx Control Strategy in the 1950s

Deborah Posel

in The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961: Conflict and Compromise

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273349
eISBN:
9780191684036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Nationalist Party took office in 1948 with attention focused squarely on the attendant dilemmas and dangers of African urbanisation. Throughout the 1950s, the prospect of reconciling economic ... More


Struggles over Influx Control Legislation

Deborah Posel

in The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961: Conflict and Compromise

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273349
eISBN:
9780191684036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The legislative foundations of the influx control policy during the first phase of Apartheid were laid during the Nationalist government's first term of office, between 1948 and 1953. This chapter ... More


The Shift into Apartheid's Second Phase, 1959–1961

Deborah Posel

in The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961: Conflict and Compromise

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273349
eISBN:
9780191684036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter shows that between 1959 and 1961, Apartheid and the influx control policy shifted gear into a discrete second phase. The second phase of Apartheid inaugurated a series of new premises, ... More


The Farmerfield Mission: A Christian Community in South Africa, 1838-2008

Fiona Vernal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199843404
eISBN:
9780199950546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843404.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book recounts the history of Farmerfield, an African Christian community on South Africa’s troubled Eastern Cape frontier, forged in the secular world of war, violence, and colonial ... More


Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Nicholas Grant

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this transnational account of black protest, Nicholas Grant examines how African Americans engaged with, supported, and were inspired by the South African anti-apartheid movement. Bringing black ... More


Becoming a “Black Spot”: The Removal of 1962

Fiona Vernal

in The Farmerfield Mission: A Christian Community in South Africa, 1838-2008

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199843404
eISBN:
9780199950546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843404.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Farmerfield’s apartheid designation as a “black spot” in a white area transformed its residents into “squatters” who were among the millions forcibly removed and resettled in South Africa’s ... More


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