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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


Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Robyn Autry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177580
eISBN:
9780231542517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177580.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

At the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa, visitors confront the past upon arrival. They must decide whether to enter the museum through a door marked "whites" or another marked ... More


Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Kevin O'Sullivan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086021
eISBN:
9781781704905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the twenty years after Ireland joined the UN in 1955, one subject dominated its fortunes: Africa. The first detailed study of Ireland's relationship with that continent, this book documents its ... More


“We Are a Power Bloc”: The Congressional Black Caucus and Africa

Alvin B. Tillery

in Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448973
eISBN:
9780801461019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448973.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the role that the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has played in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy toward Africa since the 1960s. The pivotal role of the CBC in passing ... More


Memory Entrepreneurs: History in the Making

Robyn Autry

in Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177580
eISBN:
9780231542517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177580.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Chapter 1 explores the role of ‘memory entrepreneurs’ in revising historical content. It asks, “If history is written by the victors, then who revises it?” I answer this question by identifying the ... More


The Curated Past: Remembering the Collective

Robyn Autry

in Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177580
eISBN:
9780231542517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177580.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In Chapter 2, I examine how violent histories are recounted through the lens of group identity formation in exhibitions. I discuss how relying on the conventions of collective storytelling—the rules ... More


Managing Collective Representations

Robyn Autry

in Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177580
eISBN:
9780231542517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177580.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Chapter 3 treats the museum not only as a site of memory, but also as a site of employment. It considers how the collective representations require management over time, focusing on some of the banal ... More


Memory Deviants: Breaking the Collective

Robyn Autry

in Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177580
eISBN:
9780231542517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177580.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Chapter 4 asks, “What can deviant forms of remembering tell us about the normative project of collective remembrance?” This chapter draws on newspaper articles, blogs, and interviews to explore the ... More


Conclusion: Museumification of Memory

Robyn Autry

in Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177580
eISBN:
9780231542517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177580.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Finally, in the conclusion, I revisit the puzzle of collective memory and the politics of representation or the “museumification of memory.” This chapter argues that memory and identity become ... More


From Civil Rights to Anti-Apartheid

Sekou M. Franklin

in After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789384
eISBN:
9780814760611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter covers the activities of three youth-based activist movements: the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Student Organization for Black Unity (SOBU), and the Free South ... More


Africa campaigning in the framing: from abolition to Make Poverty History

Graham Harrison

in The African presence: Representations of Africa in the construction of Britishness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088858
eISBN:
9781781705773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088858.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter reviews the major Africa campaigns in Britain: the campaign to abolish slavery, It analyses each campaign as part of a campaign tradition. It does this by connecting the campaign’s ... More


Africa and the search for Britishness

Graham Harrison

in The African presence: Representations of Africa in the construction of Britishness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088858
eISBN:
9781781705773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088858.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter argues that Africa campaigning has played a key role in the construction of British national identity. This is evident in the self-conscious way that individual African campaigns tend to ... More


Anti-apartheid solidarity in the perspectives and practices of the British far left in the 1970s and 1980s

Gavin Brown

in Waiting for the Revolution: The British Far Left from 1956

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526113658
eISBN:
9781526132451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113658.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Communists and members of the New Left were involved in the Anti-Apartheid Movement [AAM] from its origins in the Boycott Committee in the late 1950s. In its early days, the AAM welcomed support from ... More


South Africa, the United States, and the Racial Politics of the Cold War

Nicholas Grant

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the relationship between anticommunism and transnational black activism. The racial politics of the United States and South Africa became even more closely interconnected during ... More


Black Internationalism, Anticommunism, and the Prison

Nicholas Grant

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapters 5 and 6 both document how African Americans and black South Africans established the prison as a key site of black international protest in the 1950s. Specifically, chapter 5 examines how ... More


Political Prisoners: Heroic Masculinity and Anti-Apartheid Politics

Nicholas Grant

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the gendered language political prisoners used to frame their experiences and the moral legitimacy of their struggles. In South Africa, prison was where this heroic vision of ... More


Motherhood, Anti-Apartheid, and Pan-African Politics

Nicholas Grant

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how the gendered language of motherhood informed black international connections between South Africa and the United States. It argues that global black motherhood – defined as ... More


The National Council of Negro Women and Apartheid

Nicholas Grant

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the anti-apartheid politics of the Washington-based National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). Outlining the organization’s broader commitment to black international politics, it ... More


On the side of the angels: The birth of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement

Kevin O’Sullivan

in Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086021
eISBN:
9781781704905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter, along with chapters six and seven, explores the emergence and consolidation of co-ordinated international opposition to apartheid and minority rule in southern Africa in the 1950s and ... More


‘Boks Amach’: Southern Africa, popular protest and foreign policy

Kevin O’Sullivan

in Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086021
eISBN:
9781781704905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter tackles two of the themes that are at the heart of this book. First, it argues that the radicalisation of Afro-Asian demands at the UN – most visibly in the response to minority rule in ... More


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