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Oxford University Press
05 June 2014
History; African history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Human rights; Political oppression & persecution
This study offers a fresh interpretation of the history of apartheid South Africa. The volume seeks to integrate studies of resistance with the analysis of political power, paying attention to the importance of ideas, institutions, and culture. Saul Dubow aims to refamiliarise as well as 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. In doing so he neither presumes the rise of apartheid nor its demise.
By:   Saul Dubow (Professor of African History Professor of African History Queen Mary University of London)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 217mm,  Width: 141mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   470g
ISBN:   9780199550678
ISBN 10:   0199550670
Series:   Oxford Histories
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   05 June 2014
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Saul Dubow previously taught at the University of Sussex. Born and brought up in Cape Town, he has degrees from the universities of Cape Town and Oxford. He has published widely on the development of racial segregation and apartheid in all its aspects: political, ideological, and intellectual. He has special interests in the history of race, ethnicity, and national identity, as well as imperialism, colonial science, and global circuits of knowledge. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Southern African Studies.

Reviews for Apartheid, 1948-1994

This work is a first-rate, clearly written account of a bizarre 20th century political experiment. Alexander du Toit, Times Higher Education As a lecturer on modern South African history, I will find this book extremely valuable. It provides a strong, textured historical narrative and simultaneously engages critically in key conceptual debates. It is impressively up-to-date and draws on an immensely wide range of literature, much of which is helpfully laid out in a bibliographical annexure ... the book stands in any context as an important work of synthesis with a coherent, and sometimes controversial, set of arguments. Clive Glaser, South African Historical Journal


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