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South Africa
the present as history ; from Mrs Ples to Mandela and Marikana
Verfasserangabe: John S. Saul ; Patrick Bond
Jahr: 2014
Verlag: Oxford, Currey
Mediengruppe: Buch
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In 1994, the first non-racial elections in South Africa brought Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress to office; elections since have confirmed the ANC's hold, both popular and legitimate, on power. Yet, at the same time, South Africa has one of the highest rates of protest and dissent in the world - underscored by the police shooting of 34 striking miners at Marikana in 2012 - regions of deep poverty and environmental degradation, rising inequality and high unemployment rates. This book looks at this paradox by examining the precise character of the post-apartheid state, and the roots of the hope that something better than the semi-liberation that the ANC has presided over must not be long delayed - both within the ANC itself and within the broader society of South Africa. The authors present a history of South Africa from earliest times, with today's post-apartheid society interpreted and understood in the context of and through the lens of its earlier history. Following the introduction, which offers an analytical background to the narrative that follows, they track the course of South African history: from its origins to apartheid in the 1970; through the crisis and transition of the 1970s and 1980s to the historic deal-making of 1994 that ended apartheid; to its recent history from Mandela to Marikana, with increasing signs of social unrest and class conflict. Finally, the authors reflect on the present situation in South Africa with reference to the historical patterns that have shaped contemporary realities and the possibility of a 'next liberation struggle'. John S. Saul is Professor Emeritus at York University (Canada). Patrick Bond is Senior Professor of Development Studies and Director of the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban). Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland & Botswana): Jacana (Verlagstext)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Introduction: South Africa in History 1 / (John SSaul and Patrick Bond) / Part I / What's Past is Prologue: From the Beginnings to 1994 13 / 1. / The Making of South Africa ..and Apartheid, to 1970 15 / (John SSaul) / An African history 16 / Conquest 21 / The mineral revolution 28 / 'White politics': From segregation to apartheid 36 / Resistanceto the 1960s 47 / The 1960s: The apartheid boom 56 / 2. / The Transition: / The Players Assemble1970-1990 63 / (John SSaul) / The 1970s and the 1980s: Socio-economic contradictions / and the rebirth of resistance 67 / The politics of the proletariat: DurbanCOSATU and the / resurgent working class 6 7 / The politics of the precariat: Sowetothe townships and the UDF 78 / Inside from the outside: Exile, the ANC's drive to power - / and to the Right 94 / The 1970s and the 1980s:The politics of power and profit 105 / Uneven and combined contradictions 107 / The changing logic of capital 111 / The white response in the l970s and L 980s: Reform and / repression 115 / 3. / The Apartheid Endgame1990-1 994 121 / John SSaul) / Cutting a deal: On 'compromise' as anti-climax 122 / Floating a deal: Mandela and Mbeki, de Klerk and capital I 31 / Sealing the deal: The troubled transition (1 990- 94) and / the 'Freedom Compromise' 139 / Part II / The Present as History: Post-Apartheid and Post-1994 143 / 4. / Contradictions Subside then Deepen: / Accumulation and Class Conflict, 1994- 2000 145 / (Patrick Bond) / Economic barriers 146 / Economic outcomes 152 / Social policy in philosophy and practice 156 / Commercialization of the state 165 / Early signs of ecological decay and 'resource curse' 168 / Early indicators of social unrest 170 / 5. / Consolidating the Contradictions: / From Mandela to Marikana2000- 2012 / (Palrick Bond) / Economic miracle myths 177 / In the 'second economy', the state's war on the poor 183 / Constitutional rights and wrongs 190 / Commoning medicines during the AIDS pandemic 19 5 / Looking outward 197 / Conclusion 208 / Part III / Conclusions: The Future as History 211 / 6. / Uneven and Combined Resistance: / Marikana and The Trail to 'Tunisia Day' 2020 213 / (Pa trick Bond) / A moment at Marikana 215 / Corporate-state-labour sweethearts 220 / Marikana massacre: historical metaphors and political lessons 225 / COSATUMalemaRarnaphosaand a fractured ruling party 227 / Rebuilding from rnicropolitics 232 / Revolutionrevulsion and rearguard defence 235 / Conclusion 240 / 7. / Liberating Liberation: / The Struggle against Recolonization in South Africa 243 / John SSaul) / LiberationANC-stylc 245 / Marikana: Sharpevillc and Sowcto revisited 250 / Mangaung and after 265 / Bibliography 2 71 / Index 287
 
 
 
 
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VerfasserInnenangabe: John S. Saul ; Patrick Bond
Jahr: 2014
Verlag: Oxford, Currey
Systematik: GE.UFS, FS.E
ISBN: 978-1-84701-092-6
2. ISBN: 1-84701-092-X
Beschreibung: 1. Aufl., IX, 302 S.
Schlagwörter: Geschichte 1970-2013, Politischer Wandel, Sozioökonomischer Wandel, Südafrika <Staat>, Entwicklung, Gesellschaft, Prognose, Zukunft, Südafrikaner, Entstehung, Evolution, Prognose 2010, Reason <Programm>, Sein, Afrika <Süd, Staat>, Azania, Politische Entwicklung <Politischer Wandel>, Republic of South Africa, Republiek van Suidafrika, Republik Südafrika, Sozialer Wandel / Wirtschaftsentwicklung, Sozioökonomische Entwicklung, Sozioökonomisches System / Entwicklung, Sozioökonomisches System / Wandel, Systemtransformation <Politik>, Systemwandel <Politik>, Systemwechsel <Politik>, Südafrikanische Union, Wirtschaftsentwicklung / Sozialer Wandel, Entwicklungsstadium, Prädiktion, Ursprung <Entwicklung>, Voraussage, Vorausschätzung, Vorhersage, Zukunftsentwicklung, Zukunftsvorstellung, Bauernregel, Fortschritt, Informationsgesellschaft, Leistungsentwicklung, Stammesgesellschaft, Verhaltensentwicklung, Wettervorhersage, Zeit
Mediengruppe: Buch