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Introduction: Democracy’s Infrastructure, Apartheid’s Debris

Antina von Schnitzler

in Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book examines how residents' administrative links to the state emerged as a central political terrain during the antiapartheid struggle in South Africa and the ways that this terrain persists in ... More


Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Antina von Schnitzler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In the past decade, South Africa's “miracle transition” has been interrupted by waves of protests in relation to basic services such as water and electricity. Less visibly, the postapartheid period ... More


Conclusion: Infrastructure, Democracy, and the Postapartheid Political Terrain

Antina von Schnitzler

in Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter concludes that the book has explored the political terrain in postapartheid South Africa, where infrastructure and administration had for decades been central political arenas in which ... More


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