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African Histories and Modernities
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Xenophobia in South Africa

A History

Authors: Tafira, Kenneth

  • Redefines and explores the sources of contemporary xenophobia, placing globalization and its discontents in dialogue with critical race theory
  • Presents the first formal analysis of romantic relationships between immigrant and non-immigrant communities in South Africa
  • Examines xenophobic language and terminology, uncovering the semantic and cultural origins of anti-immigrant sentiment and violence
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About this book

This book is a vivid history of racism in post-apartheid South Africa, focusing on how colonialism still haunts black intraracial relationships. In 2008, sixty-four people died in a wave of anti-immigrant violence in the Alexandra township of Johannesburg; in the aftermath, Hashi Kenneth Tafira went to Alexandra and undertook an ethnographic study of why this violence occurred. Presented here, his findings reframe xenophobia as a form of black-on-black racism, unraveling the long history of colonial dehumanization and self-abnegation that continues to shape South African black subjectivities. Studying vernacular, popular stereotypes, gender, and sexual politics, Tafira investigates the dynamics of love relationships between black South African women and black immigrant men, and pervasive myths about male sexuality, economic competition, and immigrants. Pioneering and timely, this book presents a cohesive picture of the new face of racism in the twenty-first century.

About the authors

Hashi Kenneth Tafira is an independent researcher, writer, and consultant, and the author of Black Nationalist Thought in South Africa: The Persistence of an Idea of Liberation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Tafira, Hashi Kenneth

    Pages 1-14

  • Is Xenophobia Racism?

    Tafira, Hashi Kenneth

    Pages 15-33

  • Inside the Mind of a Xenophobe

    Tafira, Hashi Kenneth

    Pages 35-53

  • The Interface Between Race, Nation, Nationalism, and Ethnicism

    Tafira, Hashi Kenneth

    Pages 55-69

  • Politics of Difference

    Tafira, Hashi Kenneth

    Pages 71-94

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67714-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67713-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: December 14, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88474-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Xenophobia in South Africa
Book Subtitle
A History
Authors
Series Title
African Histories and Modernities
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67714-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67714-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67713-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88474-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 148
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