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Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy #103: The Politics of Evil: Magic, State Power and the Political Imagination in South Africaby Clifton C. Crais
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The Politics of Evil offers a new way of understanding political history in South Africa. Crais explores the role of ideas in shaping political society throughout South Africa's history, and demonstrates how Africans understood and contested the evil of apartheid. He discusses colonialism, resistance and the challenges to creating democracy.
About the Author
CLIFTON CRAIS is Professor of History at Kenyon College, Ohio. He is the author of White Supremacy and Black Resistance in Pre-Industrial South Africa (CUP), co-editor with Nigel Worden of Breaking the Chains, and editor of and contributor to The Culture of Power in Southern Africa. He is also the author of the forthcoming book on the history of poverty: A Century of Sadness: Power and Poverty in South Africa.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I. Cultures of Conquest: 1. The death of hope; 2. Ethnographies of State; 3. Rationalities and rule; Part II. States of Emergency: 4. Prophecies of nation; 5. Government acts; 6. Conflict in Qumbu; 7. Men of the mountain; 8. Flights of the lightning bird; Conclusion.
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