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Title:Special issue: Local and regional histories of Natal and KwaZulu-Natal: voices and perspectives
Editors:Wassermann, Johan
Hiralal, KalpanaISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:New contree: a journal of historical and human sciences for Southern Africa
Issue:70
Pages:274
Language:English
City of publisher:Potchefstroom
Publisher:School of Basic Sciences, NWU
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:local history
race relations
gender
infrastructure
prisons
Indians
Abstract:This special issue on the local and regional histories of Natal and Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) highlights the complexities and challenges that are pertinent to the region today: race, gender, crime, identity, religion and service delivery at the local government level. Race relations are addressed by Duncan du Bois (Settler security, insecurity and solidarity in colonial Natal with particular reference to the South Coast 1850-1910), Mphumeleli A. Ngidi (The Natal Inter-Race Soccer Tournament (1946-1960) and race identities in KwaZulu-Natal), Ashwin Desai (The eye of a violent storm: Inanda, 1985), and Anand Singh (Anti-Indianism in Kwazulu-Natal: historical and contemporary realities). Regional history is examined from a gendered perspective by Kalpana Hiralal (Married to the struggle: for better or worse. Wives of Indian anti-apartheid activists in Natal: the untold narratives), Goolam Vahed (Muslim women's identities in South Africa: a Zanzibari perspective in Kwazulu-Natal), and Makho Nkosi and Johan Wassermann (A history of the practice of ukuthwala in the Natal/Kwazulu-Natal region up to 1994). The final section contains papers on electricity, public transport, forced removals, crime and infrastructure by Debbie Whelan (A very ordinary power: the evolution of the electrical substation in Pietermaritzburg, 1900-1960), Sultan Khan (Historical evolution of Durban's public transport system and challenges for the post-apartheid metropolitan government), Karthigasen Gopalan (Memories of forced removals: former residents of the Durban Municipal Magazine Barracks and the Group Areas Act ), R. Simanga Kumalo (Monumentalization and the renaming of street names in the city of Durban (Ethekwini) as a contested terrain between politics and religion), and Shanta B. Singh ('Doing time for crime': the historical development of the different models (approaches) of treatment for incarcerateds offenders at the Westville Correctional Centre, Durban, South Africa). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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