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Deconstructing Apartheid Discourse

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With the demise of apartheid in South Africa and the movement towards a post-apartheid society, questions concerning the nature of apartheid and the identities it fostered are inevitably raised. Deconstructing Apartheid Discourse addresses these issues by revealing both their historical specificity and their implications for the full development of a democratic post-apartheid order. The analysis covers the institution of apartheid as a new form of social division, the transformationist project which characterized...
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Overview

With the demise of apartheid in South Africa and the movement towards a post-apartheid society, questions concerning the nature of apartheid and the identities it fostered are inevitably raised. Deconstructing Apartheid Discourse addresses these issues by revealing both their historical specificity and their implications for the full development of a democratic post-apartheid order. The analysis covers the institution of apartheid as a new form of social division, the transformationist project which characterized it during the 1970s and 1980s, and the disarticulation of that project from the mid-1980s to the present. Central to this analysis is the contention that apartheid, as a failed hegemonic project, can only be understood in its full complexity if attention is given to the specificity of the mode of social division it instituted. The book thus seeks to trace the construction and contestation of the central axes around which its political frontiers were organized. Drawing on a combination of post-Marxist and post-structuralist theorizations of social division and identity formation, Norval develops an account of apartheid discourse which avoids that twin pitfalls of essentialism and objectivism. She offers an analysis of contending visions - including the discourses of the far-right, Inkatha, the new National Party and the ANC - for the future of South Africa, and investigates the prospects for the elaboration of non-racialism as a new political imaginary.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594011538
  • Publisher: Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction: Accounting for Apartheid Hegemony: An Investigation into Its Political Grammar 1
1 Dislocated Identities: The Failure of Segregationism 12
2 Apartheid as Myth: A Genealogy of the Volkseie 57
3 From Myth to Imaginary: The Logic of Apartheid 101
4 The Roots of an Expanding Imaginary: From Separate Development to a Plural Society 174
5 A Crisis of Hegemony: From Transformism to Negotiation 219
6 Competing Myths: In Search of a New Identity? 275
Conclusion: Towards a Post-Apartheid Society 299
Notes 306
Chronology 359
Glossary 367
Index 369
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