Apartheid, 1948-1994

Dubow, Saul, author

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  • Creator Saul Dubow
  • Format Books
  • Publication First edition. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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  • Physical Details
    • xx, 360 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9780199550661, 0199550662, 0199550670, 9780199550678
  • OCLC ocn872702142


  • "This new study offers a fresh interpretation of apartheid South Africa. Emerging out of the author's long-standing interests in the history of racial segregation, and drawing on a great deal of new scholarship, archival collections, and personal memoirs, he situates apartheid in global as well as local contexts. The overall conception of Apartheid, 1948-1994 is to integrate studies of resistance with the analysis of power, paying attention to the importance of ideas, institutions, and culture. Saul Dubow refamiliarises and defamiliarise apartheid so as to approach South Africa's white supremacist past from unlikely perspectives. He asks not only why apartheid was defeated, but how it survived so long. He neither presumes the rise of apartheid nor its demise. This synoptic reinterpretation is designed to introduce students to apartheid and to generate new questions for experts in the field." -- Back cover.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-349) and index.


  • The Apartheid Election, 1948 -- The Consolidation of Apartheid -- Sharpeville and its Aftermath -- Apartheid Regnant -- The Opposition Destroyed -- Cracks within the System -- The Limits and Dangers of Reform -- A Balancing of Forces -- Conclusion
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