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Author: Duncan Money

movements, yet few of them came to the same conclusions as he did. His life is a vivid illustration that the impact of material conditions and experiences were not homogenous, and of the role of subjectivity. As will be seen, he remained hostile to the state and white employers, though most other whites

In: The Individual in African History

where none may have existed, thus interpreting autobiography as a form of self-conscious individualism that puts subjectivity centre-stage. Bjorklund would later argue that autobiographies were therefore a good source for investigating ideas about the ‘self’, to find out about people’s mental

In: The Individual in African History

concerning the politics of land, citizenship, democracy, and belonging, which have and continue to be practiced by ordinary people outside of the sphere of state subjectivities. This chapter will argue that, when thinking through land related questions in South Africa, it becomes increasingly obvious that

In: Land Reform Revisited
Author: Morgan Robinson

evidence of a specific historical phenomenon? With the biographical narratives of these mission students, the historian can do both. That is, one can indeed use the narratives to recapture the subjectivity of people who would otherwise fall out of the historical record. Biography demonstrates how small

In: The Individual in African History
Author: Iva Peša

interview as an archival document, one that adds more information to the historical record that must, in turn, be evaluated for accuracy, to understanding it as a narrative construction, with attendant concerns about memory, subjectivity, and identity that must be interpreted’. 13 Life history interviews

In: The Individual in African History
Author: O’Brien Kaaba

voters (Ibid.). To demonstrate this, the petitioners should have proved ‘electoral malpractices and violations of the electoral laws in at least a majority of the constituencies’ ( Mazoka v Mwanawasa, 2005 ). However, the subjective and arbitrariness of the decision is made clear when one takes into

In: Democracy and Electoral Politics in Zambia
Author: Chanda Mfula

versions of reality ( Franklin et al., 2005 ). These see objectivity – that is, cordoning off the truth from biases – as unrealistic because they see information and events as milled into news through the subjective interpretations of journalists and the resulting news, one might argue, is consumed by the

In: Democracy and Electoral Politics in Zambia
Author: Kezia Batisai

subsequent pages of this chapter are profound because of the way they use intersecting subjective experiences to construct meaning around the land question, notions of belonging and democracy in South Africa. Central to Daveyton and Benoni women’s narratives below is the way they read the new democracy in

In: Land Reform Revisited
Author: Eve Wong

Abdurahman’s subjectivity. But parents were not the only models, any consistent caretaker had a significant impact. Because children are soaking up social knowledge during this stage like thirsty sponges, they also look to trusted adults to fill the gaps in their social knowledge, making children at this

In: The Individual in African History

, many studies explore what we are calling ‘relations and networks’ in the post-apartheid era, hence delineating a social geography in which subjectivities are being constructed beyond—and despite—constraining racial and ethnic parameters. Although scholars such as Gaurav Desai, Pallavi Rastogi, and

In: Relations and Networks in South African Indian Writing