0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > History > African history

Buy Now

Ethnic Continuities and A State of Exception: Volume 3 - Goodwill Zwelithini, Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Jacob Zuma (Paperback) Loot Price: R161
Discovery Miles 1 610
You Save: R34 (17%)
Ethnic Continuities and A State of Exception: Volume 3 - Goodwill Zwelithini, Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Jacob Zuma (Paperback):...

Ethnic Continuities and A State of Exception: Volume 3 - Goodwill Zwelithini, Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Jacob Zuma (Paperback)

Gerhard Mare

Series: Off-Centre: New Perspectives On Public Issues

 (sign in to rate)
List price R195 Loot Price R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 You Save R34 (17%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 5 - 10 working days

As we enter the third decade of the twenty-first century, South Africa continues to function under the oppressive burden - felt directly as such by all but the elite - of three continuities from apartheid: race thinking, capitalism and the politics of tradition. It is the last of this triad that is the focus of this book. Yet, as Gerhard Mare argues, continuities in the politics of tradition cannot be understood as separable from the other two, nor from the intimate metapolitics of patriarchy. Building on his previous research into how apartheid templates of ethnic separatism, and its popular mobilisations, played out in calamitous violence in Natal and Zululand, Mare now takes the story into post-1994 South Africa. He sets as his focus three powerful men - Goodwill Zwelithini, Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Jacob Zuma - to illustrate how, from different social locations, each has relied on claims to Zulu tradition to occupy powerful and financially rewarding positions. This book alerts readers to the dangers of tradition as a formal, structured politics, which enriches a narrowly elite minority while overriding democratic rights, effecting a 'state of exception' for the governance of millions who are rendered as 'subjects'. At the same time, tradition in this form leaves intact another divide, at a time when health disasters, inequality and climate catastrophe can be addressed only through shared and collective human engagement.

General

Imprint: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Series: Off-Centre: New Perspectives On Public Issues
Release date: August 2020
Authors: Gerhard Mare
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN-13: 978-1-86914-456-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution > General
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 1-86914-456-2
Barcode: 9781869144562

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners