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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Black education, class struggle and the dynamics of change in South Africa since 1946
Author:Levin, R.ISNI
Year:1980
Periodical:Africa Perspective
Issue:17
Pages:17-41
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:social change
black education
Abstract:The new wave of struggles emanating from the educational structures of Apartheid South Africa pose fundamental problems for contemporary analysis. What is the relationship between educational institutions and capitalist social functions? How does student revolt relate to class struggle as a whole? By situating a discriminatory educational system within the specificity of the South African social formation, examining the particular phenomenal forms which educational structures have assumed as a reflexion of the unifying totality of the essential capital relation of exploitation, and revealing the articulation between these forms and the concrete rhythms of historical development, this article represents a modest attempt to come to grips with some of these problems. Notes.
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