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Under apartheid, black South Africans experienced severe material and social disadvantages occasioned by the government's policies, and they had limited time for entertainment. Still, they closely engaged with an array of textual and visual cultures in ways that shaped their responses to this period of ethical crisis. Marshaling forms of ...
Black Cultural Life in South Africa: Reception, Apartheid, and Ethics
Under apartheid, black South Africans experienced severe material and social disadvantages occasioned by the government's policies, and they had limited time for entertainment. Still, they closely engaged with an array of textual and visual cultures in ways that shaped their responses to this period of ethical crisis. Marshaling forms of historical evidence that include passbooks, memoirs, American B movies, literary and genre fiction, magazines, and photocomics, Black Cultural Life in South Africa considers the importance of popular genres and audiences in the relationship between ethical consciousness and aesthetic engagement. This study provocatively posits that states of oppression, including colonial and postcolonial rule, can elicit ethical responses to imaginative identification through encounters with popular culture, and it asks whether and how they carry over into ethical action. Its consideration of how globalized popular culture travels not just in material form, but also through the circuits of the imaginary, opens a new window for exploring the ethical and liberatory stakes of popular culture. Each chapter focuses on a separate genre, yet the overall interdisciplinary approach to the study of genre and argument for an expansion of ethical theory that draws on texts beyond the Western canon speak to growing concerns about studying genres and disciplines in isolation. Freed from oversimplified treatments of popular forms-common to cultural studies and ethical theory alike-this book demonstrates that people can do things with mass culture that reinvigorate ethical life. Lily Saint's new volume will interest Africanists across the humanities and the social sciences, and scholars of Anglophone literary, globalization, and cultural studies; race; ethical theories and philosophies; film studies; book history and material cultures; and the burgeoning field of comics and graphic novels.
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36.69 USD

Black Cultural Life in South Africa: Reception, Apartheid, and Ethics

by Lily Saint
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Diverging from the studies of southern African migrant labor that focus on particular workplaces and points of origin, Bound for Work looks at the multitude of forms and locales of migrant labor that individuals-under more or less coercive circumstances-engaged in over the course of their lives. Tracing Mozambican workers as ...
Bound for Work: Labor, Mobility, and Colonial Rule in Central Mozambique, 1940-1965
Diverging from the studies of southern African migrant labor that focus on particular workplaces and points of origin, Bound for Work looks at the multitude of forms and locales of migrant labor that individuals-under more or less coercive circumstances-engaged in over the course of their lives. Tracing Mozambican workers as they moved between different types of labor across Mozambique, Rhodesia, and South Africa, Zachary Kagan Guthrie places the multiple venues of labor in a single historical frame, expanding the regional historiography beyond the long shadow cast by the apartheid state while simultaneously exploring the continuities and fractures between South Africa, southern Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. Kagan Guthrie's holistic approach to migrant labor yields several important conclusions. First, he highlights the importance of workers' choices, explaining not just why people moved but why they moved in the ways they did: how they calculated the benefits of one destination over another, and how they decided when circumstances made it necessary to move again. Second, his attention to mobility gives a much clearer view of the mechanisms of power available to colonial authorities, as well as the limits to their effectiveness. Finally, Kagan Guthrie suggests a new explanation for the divergent trajectories of southern and sub-Saharan Africa in the aftermath of World War II.
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47.250000 USD

Bound for Work: Labor, Mobility, and Colonial Rule in Central Mozambique, 1940-1965

by Zachary Kagan Guthrie
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This book chronicles the notorious Race Laws promulgated in 1948 by the South African government, obliging adult citizens to be classified as white, coloured, Indian or black and accordingly restricting them as to where they could live and where they could study or be employed. The book focuses people (who ...
David Poole: A Life Blighted by Apartheid
This book chronicles the notorious Race Laws promulgated in 1948 by the South African government, obliging adult citizens to be classified as white, coloured, Indian or black and accordingly restricting them as to where they could live and where they could study or be employed. The book focuses people (who had earlier been segmented) who nevertheless enjoyed successful careers in Britain, such as David Poole and Johaar Mosaval, with the Royal Ballet Company or Basil D'Oliviera, the cricketer, with the MCC. This book spans several decades, from the promulgation of South Africa's race laws through to the release from prison of Nelson Mandela and the subsequent dawn of the New South Africa. It will appeal to those interested in cultural and African history, and the arts.
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17.05 USD

David Poole: A Life Blighted by Apartheid

by Richard Glasstone
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While much has been written on post-apartheid social movements in South Africa, most discussion centers on ideal forms of movements, disregarding the reality and agency of the activists themselves. In Living Politics, Kerry Ryan Chance radically flips the conversation by focusing on the actual language and humanity of post-apartheid activists ...
Living Politics in South Africa's Urban Shacklands
While much has been written on post-apartheid social movements in South Africa, most discussion centers on ideal forms of movements, disregarding the reality and agency of the activists themselves. In Living Politics, Kerry Ryan Chance radically flips the conversation by focusing on the actual language and humanity of post-apartheid activists rather than the external, idealistic commentary of old. Tracking everyday practices and interactions between poor residents and state agents in South Africa's shack settlements, Chance investigates the rise of nationwide protests since the late 1990s. Based on ethnography in Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg, the book analyzes the criminalization of popular forms of politics that were foundational to South Africa's celebrated democratic transition. Chance argues that we can best grasp the increasingly murky line between the criminal and the political with a politics of living that casts slum and state in opposition to one another. Living Politics shows us how legitimate domains of politics are redefined, how state sovereignty is forcibly enacted, and how the production of new citizen identities crystallize at the intersections of race, gender, and class.
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31.500000 USD

Living Politics in South Africa's Urban Shacklands

by Kerry Ryan Chance
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Louis Botha: A man apart
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19.420000 USD

Louis Botha: A man apart

by Richard Steyn
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Interesting Place Names and History of Scotland
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21.000000 USD

Interesting Place Names and History of Scotland

by Emily Stehr
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Across boundaries: A life in the media in a time of change
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22.050000 USD

Across boundaries: A life in the media in a time of change

by Ton Vosloo
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Interesting Place Names and History of Wales
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13.650000 USD

Interesting Place Names and History of Wales

by Emily Stehr
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Interesting Place Names and History of England
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18.900000 USD

Interesting Place Names and History of England

by Emily Stehr
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Interesting Place Names and History of Northern Ireland
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6.300000 USD

Interesting Place Names and History of Northern Ireland

by Emily Stehr
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Interesting Place Names and History of New Zealand
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8.400000 USD

Interesting Place Names and History of New Zealand

by Emily Stehr
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: Madiba. a Great Leader Who Could Change South Africa
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12.590000 USD

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: Madiba. a Great Leader Who Could Change South Africa

by The History Hour
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The eight Zulu kings: From Shaka to Goodwill Zwelithini
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21.520000 USD

The eight Zulu kings: From Shaka to Goodwill Zwelithini

by John Laband
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More than an overview of the colorful sights and sounds, these easy-to-follow chapters paint a vivid picture of the psyche of a people who have been shaped by their geography and history, and who are notable for their warmth, outgoing nature, and zest for life. In this large, landlocked country ...
Zambia - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
More than an overview of the colorful sights and sounds, these easy-to-follow chapters paint a vivid picture of the psyche of a people who have been shaped by their geography and history, and who are notable for their warmth, outgoing nature, and zest for life. In this large, landlocked country named after the mighty Zambezi River, the real Africa of old mixes comfortably with the new. Mineral-rich, with vast untapped agricultural, water, energy, and human potential, Zambia sits on the investor's leader board for Africa. David Livingstone, the Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba--such magical names, together with the spectacular wealth of bird and wildlife make Zambia the upscale safari destination of choice. A nation made up of more than 70 ethnic groups, Zambia has moved through diverse tribal histories, European colonization, socialist philosophy and rhetoric, and, finally, a gung-ho charge into multiparty capitalism.
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13.64 USD

Zambia - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Andrew Loryman
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Nicknamed The Warm Heart of Africa, Land of the Lake, and The Land of Smiling Faces, this small, landlocked country in southeast Africa offers travelers a true African experience. Within a single day, visitors can go on safari, enjoy sprawling tea gardens, and watch the sun sets over Lake Malawi, ...
Malawi - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Nicknamed The Warm Heart of Africa, Land of the Lake, and The Land of Smiling Faces, this small, landlocked country in southeast Africa offers travelers a true African experience. Within a single day, visitors can go on safari, enjoy sprawling tea gardens, and watch the sun sets over Lake Malawi, the third-largest lake in Africa and home to many rare species of fish. The country has nine unique national parks and wildlife reserves and has been home to many diverse African cultures, from the indigenous hunter-gathers to the incoming iron-working Bantu settlers. Dress, dance, masks, language, and traditional festivals all reflect waves of migrating tribes--those fleeing Shaka Zulu in the south, Swahili Arab slave traders in the east, and Bantu from Central Africa. Other cultural influences came through the slave trade routes, contact with Portuguese and Indian traders, and English missionaries who introduced Victorian-era buildings. This historic blend has produced a people who are strong, good-humored, conservative, traditional, yet adaptable, creative, loyal, and hard-working.
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12.590000 USD

Malawi - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Kondwani Munthali
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On the morning of May 24, 1921, a force of eight hundred white policemen and soldiers confronted an African prophet, Enoch Mgijima, and some three thousand of his followers. Called the Israelites, they refused to leave their holy village of Ntabelanga, where they had been gathering since early 1919 to ...
The Finger of God: Enoch Mgijima, the Israelites, and the Bulhoek Massacre in South Africa
On the morning of May 24, 1921, a force of eight hundred white policemen and soldiers confronted an African prophet, Enoch Mgijima, and some three thousand of his followers. Called the Israelites, they refused to leave their holy village of Ntabelanga, where they had been gathering since early 1919 to await the end of the world. While the Israelites maintained they were there to pray and worship in peace, the white authorities viewed them as illegally squatting on land that was not theirs. After many months of fruitless negotiations, the South African government sent an armed force to Bulhoek, a village in the Eastern Cape, to expel them. In the event that has come to be known as the Bulhoek massacre, police armed with rifles, machine guns, and cannons killed nearly two hundred Israelites wielding knobkerries, swords, and spears. In The Finger of God, Robert Edgar reveals how and why the Bulhoek massacre occurred. Edgar asks: Why did Mgijima prophesize that the end of the world was imminent, and why did he summon his followers to Ntabelanga? Why did the South African government regard the Israelite encampment as a threat? Examining this clash between a government and a millenial movement, Edgar considers the Bulhoek massacre both as a signal event in South African history and as an example of similar conflicts worldwide.
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47.250000 USD

The Finger of God: Enoch Mgijima, the Israelites, and the Bulhoek Massacre in South Africa

by Robert R. Edgar
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The Last Boer War
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8.390000 USD

The Last Boer War

by Sir H Rider Haggard
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Scapegoats of the Empire: The True Story of Breaker Morant's Bushveldt Carbineers
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10.450000 USD

Scapegoats of the Empire: The True Story of Breaker Morant's Bushveldt Carbineers

by Edward Witton
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The Great Boer War
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19.190000 USD

The Great Boer War

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Last Boer War
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37.790000 USD

The Last Boer War

by Sir H Rider Haggard
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The Last Boer War
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8.390000 USD

The Last Boer War

by Sir H Rider Haggard
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Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela
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36.750000 USD

Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

by Ndaba Mandela
CD-Audio
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La Colonie Du Cap Sous La Domination Anglaise
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9.290000 USD

La Colonie Du Cap Sous La Domination Anglaise

by Xavier Raymond
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100 Mandela moments
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16.280000 USD

100 Mandela moments

by Kate Sidley
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Marine Investigations in South Africa, Vol. V
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16.280000 USD

Marine Investigations in South Africa, Vol. V

by Various
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South - West Africa
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26.000000 USD

South - West Africa

by William Eveleigh
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The Jameson Raid was a pivotal moment in the history of South Africa, linking events from the Anglo-Boer War to the declaration of the Union of South Africa in 1910. For more than a century, the failed revolution has been interpreted through the lens of British imperialism, with responsibility laid ...
The Cowboy Capitalist: John Hays Hammond, the American West, and the Jameson Raid in South Africa
The Jameson Raid was a pivotal moment in the history of South Africa, linking events from the Anglo-Boer War to the declaration of the Union of South Africa in 1910. For more than a century, the failed revolution has been interpreted through the lens of British imperialism, with responsibility laid at the feet of Cecil Rhodes. Yet, the raid was less a serious attempt to overthrow a Boer government than a wild adventure with transnational roots in American filibustering. In The Cowboy Capitalist, renowned South African historian Charles van Onselen challenges a historiography of over 120 years, locating the raid in American rather than British history and forcing us to rethink the histories of at least three nations. Through a close look at the little-remembered figure of John Hays Hammond, a confidant of both Rhodes and Jameson, he discovers the American Old West on the South African Highveld. This radical reinterpretation challenges the commonly held belief that the Jameson Raid was quintessentially British and, in doing so, drives splinters into our understanding of events as far forward as South Africa's critical 1948 general election, with which the foundations of Grand Apartheid were laid.
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36.750000 USD

The Cowboy Capitalist: John Hays Hammond, the American West, and the Jameson Raid in South Africa

by Charles Van Onselen
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A Darker Shade of Pale
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19.940000 USD

A Darker Shade of Pale

by Beryl Crosher-Segers
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Volcano Notebook
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7.340000 USD

Volcano Notebook

by Wild Pages Press
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Harriet Tubman Inspired Coloring Book: Legendary Abolitionist and Political Activist, Brave Black Woman and Inspiration Inspired Adult Coloring Book
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10.500000 USD

Harriet Tubman Inspired Coloring Book: Legendary Abolitionist and Political Activist, Brave Black Woman and Inspiration Inspired Adult Coloring Book

by Mariah Green
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