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Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa

Thomas Blom Hansen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152950
eISBN:
9781400842612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152950.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The end of apartheid in 1994 signaled a moment of freedom and a promise of a nonracial future. With this promise came an injunction: define yourself as you truly are, as an individual, and as a ... More


South Africa: Reform Religion

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

When the first Indian workers were introduced to the Natal coast of South Africa in 1860, inexperienced entrepreneurs were just learning how to grow sugarcane, and many workers were assigned to civic ... More


Suburban Promises: A Kavati Festival in South Africa

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The diaspora experience of the indentured laborers in South Africa was different from those who went to Guyana, primarily because in South Africa they were able to leave plantation work within the ... More


Spatial Governance from Death to Life

Christine Hentschel

in Security In the Bubble: Navigating Crime in Urban South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694310
eISBN:
9781452952475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694310.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The introductory chapter charts the rediscovery of space as a prime strategy of security governance and city making in post-apartheid urban South Africa and other cities around the world. It suggests ... More


Encounters with Death

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672039
eISBN:
9780199081417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter presents an essay on Mahatma Gandhi’s encounters with death during his fight for Indian rights in South Africa. It recalls when Gandhi arrived in Durban in January 1897, he was attacked ... More


Shelter Hopping

Emily Margaretten

in Street Life under a Roof: Youth Homelessness in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039607
eISBN:
9780252097690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039607.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter outlines the institutional displacements and disenfranchisements of Durban's street youth population. It follows their movements from shelter to shelter as they attempt to establish a ... More


The Garrison and the State: Changing Relationships of Power

Graham Dominy

in Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040047
eISBN:
9780252098246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040047.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the evolving relationship between the imperial, colonial, and local states in relation to the role of the garrison of Fort Napier. In particular, it considers the granting of ... More


“I’d Never Had Pain Like That—A Searing, Dying Agony”: Racialized Clandestine Abortion

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the methods African women used to procure abortion prior to colonialism and the importation to South Africa of colonial laws prohibiting abortion. It explains why clandestine ... More


“The Trial the World Is Watching”: The Crichton-Watts Trial, 1972

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter recounts a spectacular trial that took place in Durban Supreme Court in November 1972 that for weeks splashed stories about clandestine abortion on the front pages of newspapers around ... More


“Subjected to Relentless and Grueling Cross-Examination”: The Crichton-Maharaj Trial, 1973

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the second trial, held a few months after the first, at which Dr. Derk Crichton was again prosecuted for procuring illegal abortions. This time he was prosecuted alongside ... More


Justice and Choice of Legal Instrument under the Durban Mandate: Ideal and Not So Ideal Legal Forms

Peter Lawrence

in Climate Justice in a Non-Ideal World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198744047
eISBN:
9780191804038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744047.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

This chapter considers whether the imperatives of justice—both international and intergenerational—dictate that a global instrument to address the threat of climate change takes on the form of a ... More


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