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Then I was Black : South African political identities in transition

Author: Courtney Jung
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
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"In this book Courtney Jung argues that when ethnic and racial identities are politically fluid and heterogeneous, as she finds they are in South Africa, ethnic and racial politics will not undermine the peaceful and democratic potential of the government." "Jung examines three important cases of politicized racial and ethnic identity in South Africa: Zulu, Afrikaner, and Coloured. Working from extensive field  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Courtney Jung
ISBN: 0300080131 9780300080131
OCLC Number: 42889805
Description: x, 294 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Born from speaking: the construction of political identity --
Black against Zulu: the politics of Zulu identity, 1975-1990 --
Of kings and chiefs: the politics of Zulu identity, after 1990 --
In defense of whiteness: the politics of Afrikaner identity, 1978-1990 --
Jelly bag bones: the politics of Afrikaner identity after 1990 --
Then I was black: the politics of coloured identity, 1982-1990 --
Now I would say I'm a coloured: the politics of coloured identity, after 1990 --
Slaying the hydra: political institutions and the manipulation of identity --
Every journey conceals another journey within its lines.
Responsibility: Courtney Jung.
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