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The Black and White Rainbow: Reconciliation, Opposition, and Nation-Building in Democratic South AfricaCarolyn E. Holmes 2020
Based on ethnographic and interview-based fieldwork conducted in 2012–13, The Black and White Rainbow: Reconciliation, Opposition, and Nation-Building in Democratic South Africa explores various themes of nation- and democracy-building, including the emotional and banal content of symbols of the post-apartheid state, the ways that gender and race condition nascent nationalism, the public performance of nationalism and other group-based identities, integration and sharing of space, language diversity, and the role of democratic functioning including party politics and modes of opposition. Each of these thematic chapters aims to explicate a feature of the multifaceted nature of identity-building, and link the South African case to broader literatures on both nationalism and democracy.
- African Perspectives
- 978-0-472-07463-1 (hardcover)
- 978-0-472-05463-3 (paper)
- 978-0-472-12717-7 (ebook)
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