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Title:Post-apartheid politics of integration at a residential student community in South Africa: a case study on campus
Author:Moguerane, Khumisho
Year:2007
Periodical:African Sociological Review (ISSN 1027-4332)
Volume:11
Issue:2
Pages:42-63
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:South Africa
Southern Africa
Subjects:desegregation
students
race relations
sociology
Africa, Southern--Race relations
Higher education and state
Post-apartheid era
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/24487623
Abstract:This article is concerned with the politics of racial integration in South Africa against the backdrop of transformation in the higher education sector. It describes social interaction in a postgraduate student community at a historically white university where it was apparent that racial segregation was still occurring, eleven years into the democratic dispensation. The article looks specifically at the nature of racial segregation in this community and students' own perceptions and experience of it. It shows that there existed a strong notion that cultural differences between different races made it difficult to share living spaces. Black students emulated a black township lifestyle, which they considered as the only genuine black culture. The article sees this construction of black culture as part of black students' struggle to resist experiences of white, Afrikaner culture and domination at the university. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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