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Uprooting University Apartheid in South Africa

From Liberalism to Decolonization, 1st Edition

By Teresa A. Barnes

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173 pages

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South Africa continues to be an object of fascination for people everywhere interested in social justice issues, postcolonial studies and critical race theory as manifested by the enormous worldwide attention given to the #RhodesMustFall movement. In this book, Teresa Barnes examines universities’ complex positioning in the apartheid era and argues that tracing the institutional legacies left by pro-apartheid intellectuals are crucial to understanding the fight to transform South African higher education.

A work of interpretive social history, this book investigates three historical dynamics in the relationship between the apartheid system and South African higher education. First, it explores how the legitimacy of apartheid was historically reproduced in public higher education. Second, it looks at ways that academics maneuvered through and influenced national and international discourses of political freedom and legitimacy. Third, it explores how and where stubborn tendrils of apartheid-era knowledge production practices survived into and have been combatted during the democratic era in South African universities.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: looking into the shadows

1 A.H. Murray: a significant man

2 Liberalism in time and space: apartheid’s kindred spirit

3 Liberalism at work: complicity and the University of Cape Town

4 Fighting a cold war: political trials

5 In deep shadow: espionage and the university community

6 Classrooms of our own: intersectionalities of decolonization

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Teresa Barnes is the Director of the Center for African Studies and an Associate Professor in the History and Gender and Women’s Studies Departments at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Contemporary South Africa

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of South Africa.

To submit a proposal please contact Leanne Hinves leanne.hinves@tandf.co.uk

 

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Subject Categories

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HISTORY / Social History
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POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
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POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
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POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / African
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies