Founded In    1999
Published   quarterly
Language(s)   English
     

Fields of Interest

 

Humanities and Social Sciences

     
ISSN   1543-1304
     
Publisher   Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
     
Editorial Board

FOUNDING EDITOR
  Andrew Offenburger, Yale University

EDITORS
  Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvania
  Christopher Saunders, University of Cape Town

REVIEW EDITOR
  Andrew Van der Vlies, University of Sheffield

EDITORIAL BOARD
  Azeem Badroodien, University of Nottingham
  Surendra Bhana, University of Kansas
  Derek Catsam, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  Greg Cuthbertson, University of South Africa
  Leigh Anne Duck, University of Memphis
  Norman Etherington, University of Western Australia
  George M. Fredrickson, Stanford University
  Christopher J. Lee, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  Alex Lichtenstein, Florida International University
  Peter Limb, Michigan State University
  Sabine Marschall, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  Lesley Marx, University of Cape Town
  Pearl McHaney, Georgia State University
  David Chioni Moore, Macalester College
  Peter Rachleff, Macalester College
  Renée Schatteman, Georgia State University
  Robert C.-H. Shell, University of the Western Cape
  Sandy Shell, University of Cape Town
  Keyan Tomaselli, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  Luvuyo Wotshela, University of Fort Hare

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Mailing Address
     

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Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies

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Safundi -- "S" represents "South Africa," "a" stands for "America," and "fundi" comes from the Xhosa verb, "-funda," which translates as "to read/learn."

Safundi is an online community of scholars, professionals, and others interested in comparing and contrasting the United States of America with the Republic of South Africa.

Our journal, Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, is the centerpiece of our online community. We believe that analyzing the two countries in a comparative and transnational context enhances our perspective on each, individually. While new comparative research is the focus of the journal, we also publish articles specifically addressing one country, provided the articles are of interest to the comparative scholar. Furthermore, our subject matter is as permeable as any country's border: we will consider research addressing other colonial and postcolonial states in Southern Africa and North America.

Articles that Safundi publishes are academic in nature. Research papers are reviewed as they are submitted. Scholarly essays are welcomed. Any topic may be addressed. We hope to provide our readers with a diverse and insightful collection of articles in each issue.

We publish on a quarterly basis. Our journal is peer-reviewed. Submissions are vetted by the editors-in-chief and the editorial board before they are accepted for publication.

The views expressed in the articles are those of the authors and not of the editors or of Safundi itself.

 

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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.

Reacting to Amy Biehl: Perspectives from South Africa and the United States


This essay explores how South Africans and Americans reacted to Amy Biehl�s death, both immediately after it occurred in 1993 and in the weeks and months that followed.

A Review of It’s My Life, a Film by Brian Tilley


The author evaluates a documentary on Zackie Achmat and the Treatment Action Campaign.

The Media and Mandela


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."

Other Issues

July 2013, Volume 14, Number 3
April 2007, Volume 8, Number 2
January 2007, Volume 8, Number 1
Deterritorializing American Culture, 23
Safundi Issue 22, Issue 22
George Fredrickson's White Supremacy , Issue 21
October 2005, Issue 20
July 2005, Issue 19
April 2005, Issue 18
January 2005, Issue 17
October 2004, Issue 16
July 2004, Issue 15
April 2004, Issue 13-14
October 2003, Issue 12
April 2003, Issue 10
May 2002, Issue 09
February 2002, Issue 08
November 2001, Issue 07
July 2001, Issue 06
April 2001, Issue 05
January 2001, Issue 04
October 2000, Issue 03
July 2000, Issue 02