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Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies
Safundi -- "S" represents "South Africa," "a" stands for "America," and "fundi" comes from the Xhosa verb, "-funda," which translates as "to read/learn."
July 2003, Issue 11
The Instrument of Terror: Some Thoughts on Comparative Historiography, White Rural Unofficial Violence, and Segregation in South Africa and the American South
This paper underscores that so far comparative historians of segregation have largely neglected a detailed examination of extra-legal violence in the two countries. The use of violence by relatively powerful white elites against and on behalf of the state has been a central but inchoate feature of the histories of South Africa and the United States. Once the two societies were founded as white settler states, no century passed without some major flashpoint becoming the defining event or process of the era.
This essay explores how South Africans and Americans reacted to Amy Biehlï¿½s death, both immediately after it occurred in 1993 and in the weeks and months that followed.
The author evaluates a documentary on Zackie Achmat and the Treatment Action Campaign.
The authors discuss American media reporting surrounding the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990: "For South Africans and the world, February 1990 marked a momentous occasion: the release of Nelson Mandela and the unbanning of sixty internal organizations including the African National Congress (ANC). In making sense of these developments, the American media exposed the pitfalls of reporting on processes in other countries: stories are event- rather than process-oriented; issues are simplified almost beyond recognition; and personalities, rather than broader political and social movements, are credited with engineering change."
April 2007, Volume 8, Number 2
January 2007, Volume 8, Number 1
Deterritorializing American Culture, 23
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George Fredrickson's White Supremacy , Issue 21
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October 2000, Issue 03
July 2000, Issue 02