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The Culture of Power in Southern Africa

Essays on State Formation and the Political Imagination (Social History of Africa Series)

by Clifton C. Crais

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Published by Heinemann .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Anthropology,
  • Ethnic studies,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • Africa - General,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • History / Africa,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • Africa, Southern,
  • History,
  • Political culture,
  • Politics and government,
  • Power (Social sciences)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10485677M
    ISBN 100325070849
    ISBN 109780325070841


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The Culture of Power in Southern Africa by Clifton C. Crais Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Culture of Power in Southern Africa By Clifton C Crais This collection of essays significantly refines the way we think about state and society in the British Southern Africa of the 19th and 20th centuries, from the conquest of the Transkei and Natal to contemporary Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Hot on the heels of his second book, The Politics of Evil, Clifton Crais has brought us an edited collection, The Culture of Power in Southern Africa, which brings together the work of many different authors working on some of the same themes in southern.

The Culture of Power in Southern Africa: Essays on State Formation and the Political Imagination. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: maps ; 24 cm. Contents: Conquest, state formation, and the subaltern imagination in rural South Africa / Clifton C.

Crais --Coercion and conversation / Thomas McClendon --Negotiating the practice of the state / Aran S.

MacKinnon --Native administration and the transition. With the eyes of the world watching South Africa, this book provides a unique window on the transition to democracy through an analysis of the practice of power in language.

The book shows how. This book focuses on the modern cultures of Africa, from the consequences of the imposition of Western rule to the current struggles to define national identities in the context of neo-liberal economic policies and globalization.

The book argues that it is against the backdrop of foreign influences that Africa has defined for itself notions of identity and development. The Culture of Power in Southern Africa: Essays on State Formation and the Political Imagination (review) Article in Africa Today 52(1) January with 10 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

an excellent compendium of information on the military and economic power that South Africa applies in dealing with its neighbors."" -- Foreign Service Journal."".

important for the shaping of Western policy toward South Africa."" -- The Book ExchangeCited by: The Lemba, the ‘People of the Book’ in Southern Africa Magdel Le Roux (Unisa) ABSTRACT The remembered past is the material with which biblical Israel constructed its identity as a people, a religion, and a culture.

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Each chapter tells the history and customs, rituals and traditions of the various tribes who have inhabited the country since before recorded history.5/5(1). The book successfully deconstructs the last one hundred and fifty years of cultures that have been disrupted, replaced and resurrected.

The Power of African Cultures challenges many preconceived notions, such as male dominance and female submission, the supposed unity of ethnic groups, and contemporary Western stereotypes of Africans.

This is what Les Switzer has tried to do with his book Power and Resistance in an African Society. Scholars who have read it suggest that this is the first attempt to write a history of South Africa from the perspective of one subordinate community in South Africa. The reult is Author: Les E. Switzer.

The main objective of this paper is to examine African culture and values. Since. culture is often seen as the sum total of the peculiarities shared by a people, a people’s values can be seen as part of their culture.

In discussing African culture and values, we are Cited by: This collection explores the often-overlooked role of media in the shaping of identity and culture in postapartheid South Africa. Interrogating contemporary theory, these essays shed new light on how identities are constructed through the media and provide case studies that illustrate the complex process of identity renegotiation taking place in postapartheid South Africa, giving fresh focus Author: Herman Wasserman.

The history of southern Africa / edited by Amy McKenna.—1st ed. power and technological achievements connecting the interior with the sophisticated Swahili culture that had spread south along the Indian Ocean coast. Between the 11th and 15th centu-ries, some three dozen Afro-Arab towns were founded along the coas For Size: 5MB.

Culture and Customs of South Africa. Funso S. Afọlayan, Funso S. South Africa can be considered the newest of African nations, with the ending of Apartheid in It is one of the most ethnically, culturally, and linguistically varied countries on the continent and the economic powerhouse of southern Africa.

The cooking of Southern Africa is sometimes called 'rainbow cuisine', as the food in this region is a blend of many culinary traditions, including those of the Khoisan, Bantu, European and Asian populations. Basic ingredients include seafood, meat products (including wild game), poultry, as well as grains, fresh fruits and vegetables.

Subtitled “Blood and Bad Dreams: A South African Explores the Madness in His Country, His Tribe and Himself”, this book was a bestseller in South Africa and elsewhere when it came out in By a member of one of Afrikanerdom’s leading apartheid families, it goes into the heart of darkness of a country in turmoil.

South Africa - South Africa - Resources and power: South Africa is rich in a variety of minerals. In addition to diamonds and gold, the country also contains reserves of iron ore, platinum, manganese, chromium, copper, uranium, silver, beryllium, and titanium.

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Ferraz asserts [in ] that Indian traders in Southern Africa [even in Zambia] are ‘now using it far beyond the borders of Natal’ to interact with customers.

Brown also states that it is utilized in markets in Natal, as well as factories and shops. The culture of South Africa is known for its ethnic and cultural diversity.

The South African majority still has a substantial number of rural inhabitants who lead largely impoverished lives. It is among these people, however, that cultural traditions survive most strongly; as South Africans have become increasingly urbanized and Westernised, aspects of traditional culture have declined.

Urban South. Together, they underline the variety of archival sources on the history of Southern Africa in the Cold War and its growing importance in Cold War Studies. This volume brings together a series of essays by leading scholars based on a wide range of sources in the United States, Russia, Cuba, Britain, Zambia and South by: Women's Press, (Zimbabwe; school girls struggle as they replace their culture with the colonial culture.) Recommended.

Davies, Caitlin. Jamestown Blues, (Set in Botswana mining town.) Davies, Caitlin. Place of Reeds, Davis, Jean.

South Africa: A Botched Civilization?: Racial Conflict and Identity in Selected South African. The South Africa Reader is an extraordinarily rich guide to the history, culture, and politics of South Africa. With more than eighty absorbing selections, the Reader provides many perspectives on the country's diverse peoples, its first two decades as a democracy, and the forces that have shaped its history and continue to pose challenges to its future, particularly violence, inequality, and /5(11).

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It also provides lessons in how cultures can sometimes blend, sometimes collide; for example, within a short distance of one another can be found the villas of South Africa’s white elite and the tar.

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values, ideas, attitudes, culture and practices of any given society. Simultaneously, it influences and shapes society.fl - Thenjiwe Mtintso, speaking at the Southern Africa Gender in Media Workshop, Gender inequality refers to an imbalance of power between men and women in society.

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