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Ethnicity and identity in Southern Africa

Ethnicity and identity in Southern Africa

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Published by Carfax in Abingdon .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Special issue.

Statementedited by Saul Dubow, John Sharp and Edwin N. Wilmsen.
SeriesJournal of Southern African studies -- vol.20 (3)
ContributionsDubow, Saul, 1959-, Sharp, John., Wilmsen, Edwin N.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21278803M

This document, which was originally published as a book chapter, deals with the formation of ethnicity amongst the Tsonga-speaking people of the northern and eastern Transvaal. It argues that the notion of a 'Tsonga' ethnic group as by anthropologists at the turn of the 20th century is of little objective value for it was more a product of their social and intellectual environment than an. This is evident in East Africa: the ethnic factor is often dominant in multi-party elections, while in Rwanda and Burundi bloodshed and genocidal attacks have been linked to ethnic difference. This book examines the phenomena of race and ethnicity in general, but with particular reference to .   Ethnicity, Democratisation and Decentralization in Ethiopia: The Case of Oromia Merera Gudina Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review, Vol Number 1, January , pp. (Article) Published by Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa DOI: /eas For additional information about this.


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Among today’s scholars there is a near consensus that precolonial African identities were relatively fluid, permeable, overlapping, and complex; that ethnic identities are socially constructed; and that a colonial order of delineated control encouraged Africans to rethink group identities and heightened a sense of socioeconomic and political competition along ethnic : Gabrielle Lynch.

Ethnicity is more than skin color or physical characteristics, more than language, song, and dance. It is the embodiment of values, institutions, and patterns of behavior, a composite whole. practices.8 A disjuncture exists in South Africa as coloured elites claim that the dominant discourse and imagery of the AN C government fosters a national identity that is narrowly black Mrican.9 It is not possible for a multicultural society to succeed when race and ethnicity continue to Ethnicity and identity in Southern Africa book.

Introduction: Predicaments of marginality: cultural creativity and political adaptation in southern Africa's coloured communities -- From narratives of miscegenation to post-modernist re-imagining: towards a historiography of coloured identity in South Africa / Mohamed Adhikari -- ' [C]onfused about being coloured': creolisation and coloured identity in Chris van Wyk's Shirley, Goodness.

Introduction. Ethnicity is now universally regarded as a key element in the political process in African states. Paradoxically, despite its contemporary currency, the word itself in current usage is recent, first appearing in the Oxford English Dictionary only in In earlier times, African ethnic groups were commonly labeled as “tribes,” a term that has mostly disappeared from.

Scheepers: Ethnicity and Poverty OTE 23/1 (), access to private and public services.” 9 In his recent book, Architects of poverty, 10 Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki, does not give a formal definition of poverty, but continues to explain why Africa has the largest percentage of.

The culture of the Southern United States, or Southern culture, is a subculture of the United States. The combination of its unique history and the fact that many Southerners maintain—and even nurture—an identity separate from the rest of the country has led to its being the most studied and written-about region of the U.S.

Within the wider Southern African context, identity and ethnicity politics are framing nationalist economic policies and are impacting on social cohesion within many countries. The Crisis of Identity in Africa: A Call for Subjectivity Thomas Kochalumchuvattil Introduction he humanitarian problems of Africa are manifest and widespread.

Periodic occurrences of ethnic cleansing as seen in Rwanda, the ongoing conflict in Darfur-Sudan, the breakdown of democracy under the. core controls the state, as proxied by the ethnic identity of the President or Head of Government, such that ethnic cores in power will tend to identify more with the nation while those out of power identify more with their ethnic group.

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Race and ethnicity have been and still is at the heart of South African history, politics, society and economy since the European colonisation. South Africa remains a complex mix of different races, cultural identities, languages and ethnic bonds. During the colonial times.

Injustices within sport often reflect larger injustices in society as a whole. In South Africa, for example, sport has been crucial in advancing the rights and liberty of oppressed groups. The geographical and chronological range of the essays in Ethnicity, Sport, Identity reveal.

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication Data Census and Identity: The politics of race, ethnicity, and language in national censuses / edited by David I.

Kertzer and Dominique Arel. – (New perspectives on. The ethnic groups in South Africa have a variety of tics South Africa asks people to describe themselves in the census in terms of five racial population groups.

The census figures for these categories were Black African at %, White at %, Coloured at %, Asian at %, and Other/Unspecified at %.: 21 Statistics South Africa provided five racial categories by. Complete with discussion questions and a glossary, Language and Ethnicity will be welcomed by students and researchers in sociolinguistics, as well as anybody interested in ethnic issues, language and education, inter-ethnic communication, and the relationship between language and by:   Migration has had a strong impact on the interplay between ethnicity and nationalism in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Today’s ethnic map of Africa is the outcome of a lengthy history of comings and goings. Before the European conquests, Africa was not populated by clearly bounded, territorially grounded tribes or ethnic groups in the Western by: 1. Our Ph.D. program boasts a core strength in historical approaches to race, ethnicity, and identity in national and transnational contexts.

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The Other Zulus: The Spread of Zulu Ethnicity in Colonial South Africa, by Michael R. Mahoney. Politics, History and Culture series. Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Press, xv, pp. $ US (cloth), $ US (paper). In this work. Book Description: This work looks at the role different ethnic groups have played in the evolution of Uganda as a nation.

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This examination of the politics of ethnicity and nation-building in Africa stresses the trend towards subnationalist autonomy and away from a singular, state-centric system based on the Western model. Forrest ranges across the continent to explore a variety of subnational movements.

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Get this from a library. Burdened by race: Coloured identities in southern Africa. [Mohamed Adhikari;] -- Since its emergence in the late 19th century, coloured identity has been pivotal to racial thinking in southern Africa.

The nature of colouredness is a highly emotive and controversial issue as it. Southern and Eastern Europe to work in the rapidly growing steel, automotive and other industries. How is ethnic identity retained for descendants of European immigrants.

Through food, religion and other cultural traditions rather than location. Editor’s Note: In this six-part series for Spectrum, journalist Godfrey Sang explores the current tensions in the Adventist church in Kenya through the lenses of ethnicity, identity, and politics.

Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here, and Part 5 here. The social context of Adventism in Colonial Kenya. Historians place the problem of ethnicity in colonial rule, which. Special Issue: Ethnicity and Identity in Southern Africa. Submitted by on Thu, Special Issue: Ethnicity and Identity in Southern Africa; Collections of the University of KwaZulu-Natal holds major resources for research into the history and culture of southern Africa and KwaZulu-Natal.

6— History, Ethnicity and Change in the 'Christian Kingdom' of Southeastern Zaire 7— Patriotism, Patriarchy and Purity: Natal and the Politics of Zulu Ethnic Consciousness 8— Coloured Identity and Coloured Politics in the Western Cape Region of South Africa.

The word “Afrikaners” means “Africans” in Dutch. About 4 million people out of South Africa’s total population of million ( figures from Statistics South Africa) are white, though it's unknown if all identify themselves as Afrikaners. World Atlas estimates Author: Katherine Schulz Richard.

Ethnicity, Nationality, Race, Heritage, Culture, Identity: these terms can be confusing, to say the least. It's quite important that we familiarize ourselves with the differences of each, and this post aims to give you a brief overview.

If you haven't already seen this Harvard University map of ethnicity in Africa, based on data from a book edited by anthropologist Marc Leo Felix, it is really worth taking in. Harvard. “Michael Mahoney’s The Other Zulus: The spread of Zulu ethnicity in colonial South Africa is an ambitious yet careful study of the development of an overarching Zulu ethnic identity during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.[H]istorians of southern Africa and Natal will nonetheless likely find his approach refreshing.

Current Official Definitions of Race and Ethnicity Aside from their varied social, culture, and political connotations, the idea of racial groups have been used in U.S.

censuses as self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or, starting with the. Blacks -- Race identity -- Africa, Sub-Saharan, Ethnology -- Africa, Sub-Saharan, Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Race relations, Africa, Southern -- Race relations, Africa, Southern -- Social conditions -- Publisher Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; internetarchivebooks Digitizing sponsor Kahle/Austin FoundationPages: Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, by Francis Fukuyama, is an interesting book discussing the recent trends and growth in identity politics.

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a local space where territorialiry and ethnic identity roughly coincided. Colonial rule, which amalgamated disparate ethnicities into the chaos called the colonial state, largely created the fluid abstract ethnicity which is so evident today by dissociating ethnicity from autonomous polity and territoriality.

subculture, ethnicity, co-culture, subculture, subgroup, and race. • What are some of the major issues in today’s. cultural contact zones.

Defining Culture. and Identities. Regulators of Human Life And Identity. Culture Nineteenth-Century Definition.

Today’s Definition Cultures Within Cultures. Subculture Economic or Social Class File Size: KB. Francis B. Nyamnjoh (Originally published in Africa Spectrum) Abstract This paper demonstrates the extent to which the media and belonging in Africa are torn between competing and often conflicting claims of bounded and flexible ideas of culture and identity.

It. In Kenya, ethnicity has been the cause of numerous conflicts, most recently the post-election violence of late and early (see Conflict). Salih and Markakis examines the power and potency of ethnicity in nation-states like those of East Africa.Princeton University Library One Washington Road Princeton, NJ USA () Ethnicity and social conflict in South Central Africa.

Ethnicity is rarely a mere classification system of parallel groups operating at the same level of power, esteem and privilege, but usually implies an element of vertical hierarchical subordination: ethnic group membership is a status position in a hierarchy of politico-economic power and.