Do South Africans Exist?

Nationalism, Democracy and the Identity of "the People" by Ivor Chipkin

Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press

Written in English
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  • Nationalism,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Southern Africa,
  • General,
  • Africa - General,
  • Anthropology - General,
  • Sociology - General
The Physical Object
Number of Pages272
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Open LibraryOL12065774M
ISBN 101868144453
ISBN 109781868144457

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Do South Africans Exist. Addresses a gap in contemporary studies of nationalism and the nation, providing a critical study of South African nationalism, against a broader context of African nationalism in general.

About the Author. Ivor Chipkin is the founding director of the Public Affairs Research Institute linked to the University of the Cited by: South Africa’s Suspended Revolution; 3. Regarding Muslims; 4. This book is a major contribution to political theory, of democracy and of nationalism, drawing upon a perceptive analysis of South African experience.

Do South Africans Exist. addresses a gap in contemporary studies of nationalism and the nation, providing a critical study. Book Description: Do South Africans Exist. Addresses a gap in contemporary studies of nationalism and the nation, providing a critical study of South African nationalism, against a broader context of African nationalism in general.

In this essay I applied the concepts developed in Do South Africans Exist. to make sense of the civil-war that broke out on the East Rand of Johannesburg in the s. African Nationalism could only accommodate the identities 'black' and 'worker'. It could not come to terms with 'workers' who also identified as 'Zulu'.

Ultimately this book is about the South African political experiment and the potential for its consolidation. - ADAM HABIB, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa Do South Africans Exist. makes a spiky, original and distinctive contribution to the existing literature on nationalism and nation-building in South : Ivor Chipkin.

Chipkin, I. () Do South Africans exist?: nationalism, democracy and the identity of 'the people'. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University by: Get this from a library. Do South Africans exist?: nationalism, democracy, and the identity of the people. [Ivor Chipkin] -- Do South Africans exist.

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Do South Africans Exist. addresses a gap in contemporary studies of nationalism and the nation, providing a critical study of South African nationalism, against a broader context of African nationalism in general.

Narratives of resistance, telling of African peoples oppressed and exploited, presume that "the people" preceded the period of nationalist : $   But South Africans do not consider themselves to share any common ancestry, whether imagined or otherwise.

Nor, as the above examples show, do they care enough to want to act together as a single. The cracking ideology of rainbowism in South Africa similarly forced political scientist Ivor Chipkin to ask the question in another book “Do South Africans exist?” In the entire Global South the dethronement of formal colonialism ushered in the epoch of coloniality that politically and economically maintain colonial and imperial conditions.

I like that you said “white South Africans” not just “white people” because to a lot of black South Africans, there is a difference. Many black South Africans are able to create meaningful bonds with foreign white people before they do a South Afr.

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The first part of the book’s title, “Do ‘Zimbabweans’ Exist?” is the focus of my attention. Ndlovu-Gatsheni acknowledges in the book that he borrowed conceptual tools from a number of sources including Immanuel Wallerstein’s article entitled; “Does India Exist?” and Ivo Chipkin’s seminal book; “Do South Africans Exist?”.

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The question in the title of this paper comes from the title of a book by WITS academic, Ivor Chipkin, entitled, “Do South Africans Exist. Nationalism, Democracy and the Identity of 'the People’” (). This paper will not discuss Chipkin’s thoughts on nationalism and democracy in any detail, however it will consider the matter of.

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