Hope and Despair: English-speaking Intellectuals and South African Politics, 1896-1976

Hope and Despair: English-speaking Intellectuals and South African Politics, 1896-1976

by Paul B. Rich

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Overview

The Soweto crisis of 1976 marked a watershed in South African political and social history. It focused the attention of the world on the injustice of South African society and started the long and tortuous process that has led to the dismantling of Apartheid. This book examines the role and increasing impotence of English-speaking intellectuals and liberals in South African politics from the 19th century until the Soweto crisis.


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ISBN-13: 9781350184558
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/25/2021
Series: Geographers
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Paul B. Richis the editor of the journal Small Wars and Insurgencies and does consultancy work for TRENDS: Research & Advisory. He has taught politics and international relations at the universities of Bristol, Warwick and Melbourne, and has published extensively on insurgency and counter-insurgency, terrorism and warlordism.

Table of Contents

Science and white supremacy; R.F.A. Hoernle and liberal idealism; Edgar Brookes and "the lie of soul" of segregation; liberals, radicals and black consciousness; liberal realism in South African fiction; Laurens van der Post - the noble savage and the romantic image of Africa; the decline of the idea of civilization.

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