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Title:One hundred years of the ANC: debating liberation histories today
Editor:Lissoni, AriannaISNI
City of publisher:Johannesburg
Publisher:Wits University Press
ISBN:9781868145737; 9781868146000
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:African National Congress (South Africa)
anti-apartheid resistance
political history
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This volume contains a selection of the papers presented at the conference 'One hundred years of the ANC: debating liberation histories and democracy today', which was held at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, from 20-23 September 2011. It begins with two keynote addresses delivered by Philip Bonner (Fragmentation and cohesion in the ANC: the first 70 years) and Joel Netshitenzhe (A continuing search for identity: carrying the burden of history). The chapters that follow are ordered chronologically: One hundred years of the ANC: debating struggle history after apartheid (Jon Soske, Arianna Lissoni and Natasha Erlank); Religion and resistance in Natal, 1900-1910 (Norman Etherington); Christianity and African nationalism in South Africa in the first half of the twentieth century (Natasha Erlank); Charlotte Maxeke: a celebrated and neglected figure in history (Thozama April); Imagining the patriotic worker: the idea of 'decent work' in the ANC's political discourse (Franco Barchiesi); Popular movements, contentious spaces and the ANC, 1943-1956 (Noor Nieftagodien); Unravelling the 1947 'Doctors' Pact': race, metonymy and the evasions of nationalist history (Jon Soske); The politics of language and Chief Albert Luthuli's funeral, 30 July 1967 (Liz Gunner); Robben Island University revisited (Crain Soudien); 'Shishita': a crisis in the ANC in exile in Zambia, 1980-1981 (Hugh Macmillan); Comrade Mzwai (Vladimir Shubin); Revisiting Sekhukhuneland: trajectories of former UDF activists in post-apartheid South Africa (Ineke van Kessel); Regeneration of ANC political power, from the 1994 electoral victory to the 2012 centenary (Susan Booysen); The ANC: party vanguard of the black middle class? (Roger Southall); Globalisation, recolonisation and the paradox of liberation in southern Africa (John S. Saul). [ASC Leiden abstract]