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Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola

Jon Schubert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713699
eISBN:
9781501709692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Offering the first long-term ethnographic study of Angola since the end of its decades-long internal conflict, this book offers an empirically and analytically innovative perspective that balances ... More


Sambizanga: The Affects of Place and Memory

Jon Schubert

in Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713699
eISBN:
9781501709692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the affects of place in the ‘historic’ neighbourhood of Sambizanga: how does the material transformation of a specific place seep into people’s memories? How does the engagement ... More


Angolanidade: Mediating Urbanity through Race and Class

Jon Schubert

in Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713699
eISBN:
9781501709692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Through the unstable, contested notion of Angolanness (angolanidade), this chapter explores the complex interplay of race, ethnicity, class, and nationality in contemporary Angola — all unresolved ... More


Against the System, within the System: The Parameters of the Political

Jon Schubert

in Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713699
eISBN:
9781501709692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The final chapter explores what happens when the ‘hegemonic domination’ sketched out previously reaches its limits. It shows how youth anti-government protests that started in 2011 utilise the ... More


Prologue

Piero Gleijeses

in Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469609683
eISBN:
9781469612515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469609683.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter shows how the collapse of the Portuguese dictatorship in April 1974 opened the first fissures in the dam that protected white rule. However, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was ... More


The Cubans in Angola

Piero Gleijeses

in Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469609683
eISBN:
9781469612515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469609683.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on Jonas Savimbi, whose intelligence and charisma were acknowledged by both friend and foe alike. “Savimbi is an impressive figure,” the U.S. ambassador in Zambia reported after ... More


The New York Agreements

Piero Gleijeses

in Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469609683
eISBN:
9781469612515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469609683.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the time when the South African army had left Angola. South Africa no longer demanded national reconciliation between the MPLA government and Savimbi, it no longer claimed that ... More


The Black Institution Depression

Russell Rickford

in We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199861477
eISBN:
9780190455637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861477.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the political and social crises that undermined the quest for Pan African nationalist institutions in the mid- to late 1970s. The external repression and internal conflicts that ... More


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