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Title:Ekhaya: the politics of home in KwaZulu-Natal
Editors:Healy-Clancy, MeghanISNI
Hickel, JasonISNI
Publisher:University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
ISBN:1869142543; 9781869142544
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:rural housing
urban housing
traditional rulers
political consciousness
social history
Abstract:A research and writing workshop on tradition, authority and power (TAP) was launched at the Campbell Collections of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, in 2007. The connections between domestic space, political authority and public culture have shaped TAP participants' publications. Ranging from the pre-colonial rural homestead or urban shack to the township house or the 'traditional' rural 'homestead' ('umuzi') of president Jacob Zuma, this volume emphasizes the affective and ideological dimensions of being 'ekhaya', or being at home. It offers insight into how the home, which embodies both modernist aspirations and nostalgic longings for the past, has become the touchstone for popular discontent and political activism in recent decades. Subjects include: 1. colonial transformations of the home (Jeff Guy); 2. a female chief in colonial Natal (Eva Jackson); 3. chiefly authority (Percy Ngonyama); 4. gender and violence in the Nazareth Baptist Church (Lauren V. Jarvis); 5. engineering the township home and revolutionary consciousness (Jason V. Hickel); 6. 'house' and 'home' in a post-apartheid township; 7. parting homes (Emily Margaretten); 8. Jacob Zuma and the gendered politics of social reproduction (Mark Hunter); and 9. Eposini Elidada (Old Post Office): a modern umuzi (Mwelela Cele). [ASC Leiden abstract]