Special issue: homelands as frontiers: apartheid’s loose ends

The contributions to this special issue of the ‘Journal of Southern African studies’ cover many of the former South African homelands – KwaZulu, Lebowa, Gazankulu, KaNgwane, KwaNdebele, Transkei and Bophuthatswana. In different ways, they interrogate both how life is lived in the former homelands today and the events that led to the present day; they bring to light the enormous differences between the homelands and they seek to explore the multiple imaginaries and social realities of being within and belonging to former homelands. Contributions: Homelands as frontiers: apartheid’s loose ends – an introduction (Steffen Jensen, Olaf Zenker); Fragments of the past: homeland politics and the South African transition, 1990-2014 (Jason Robinson); Material remains: artifice versus artefact(s) in the archive of Bantustan rule (Shireen Ally); This house is not my own ! Temporalities in a South African homeland (Steffen Jensen); Custom, normativity and authority in South Africa (Hylton White); South African land restitution, white claimants and the fateful frontier of former KwaNdebele (Olaf Zenker); ‘Women use their strength in the house’: savings clubs in an Mpumalanga Village (Deborah James); Moralising magic? A brief history of football potions in a South African Homeland Area, 1958 -2010 (Isak Niehaus); City slums, rural homesteads: migrant culture, displaced urbanism and the citizenship of the serviced house (Leslie Bank); ‘Keeping land for their children’: generation, migration and land in South Africa’s Transkei (Derick A. Fay). [ASC Leiden abstract]

Title:Special issue: homelands as frontiers: apartheid’s loose ends
Editors: Jensen, Steffen
Zenker, Olaf
Year:2015
Periodical: Journal of Southern African Studies (ISSN 1465-3893)
Volume:41
Issue:5
Pages:937-1097
Language:English
City of publisher:Abingdon
Publisher:Routledge
Geographic term:South Africa
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjss20/41/5
Abstract:The contributions to this special issue of the ‘Journal of Southern African studies’ cover many of the former South African homelands – KwaZulu, Lebowa, Gazankulu, KaNgwane, KwaNdebele, Transkei and Bophuthatswana. In different ways, they interrogate both how life is lived in the former homelands today and the events that led to the present day; they bring to light the enormous differences between the homelands and they seek to explore the multiple imaginaries and social realities of being within and belonging to former homelands. Contributions: Homelands as frontiers: apartheid’s loose ends – an introduction (Steffen Jensen, Olaf Zenker); Fragments of the past: homeland politics and the South African transition, 1990-2014 (Jason Robinson); Material remains: artifice versus artefact(s) in the archive of Bantustan rule (Shireen Ally); This house is not my own ! Temporalities in a South African homeland (Steffen Jensen); Custom, normativity and authority in South Africa (Hylton White); South African land restitution, white claimants and the fateful frontier of former KwaNdebele (Olaf Zenker); ‘Women use their strength in the house’: savings clubs in an Mpumalanga Village (Deborah James); Moralising magic? A brief history of football potions in a South African Homeland Area, 1958 -2010 (Isak Niehaus); City slums, rural homesteads: migrant culture, displaced urbanism and the citizenship of the serviced house (Leslie Bank); ‘Keeping land for their children’: generation, migration and land in South Africa’s Transkei (Derick A. Fay). [ASC Leiden abstract]