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Black student politics, higher education and apartheid [electronic resource] : from SASO to SANSCO, 1968-1990 /
Saleem Badat.
imprint
New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2002.
description
412 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0415932483
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Book
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imprint
New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2002.
isbn
0415932483
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Originally published: Pretoria : Human Sciences Research Council, 1999.
catalogue key
11348478
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-402) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
David Harvey's persistent challenge to the claims of ethical neutrality on behalf of science and geography runs like a thread throughout the book. He seeks to explain the geopolitics of capitalism and to ground spatial theory in social justice. In the process he engages with overlooked or misrepresented figures in the history of geography, placing them in the context of intellectual history. The presence here of Kant, Von Thunen, Humboldt and Lattimore alongside Marx, Hegel, Heidegger, Darwin, Malthus, Foucault and many others shows the deep roots and significance of geographical thought. At the same time David Harvey's telling observations of current social, environmental and political trends show just how vital that thought is to the understanding of the world as it is and as it might be
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2002-02-15:
Harvey (anthropology, CUNY Graduate Sch.) is one of the most influential geographers of the later 20th century, especially as concerns the relationship among politics, capitalism, and the social aspects of geographical theory. His previous and still cogent works include Explanation in Geography, Social Justice and the City, and Spaces of Hope. His new book provides the daring reader with an introduction to fields of inquiry collectively termed the new geography or critical geography. Harvey delves deeply into the collective psyche of geography as a discipline and attacks long-held assumptions of scientific neutrality within it, particularly in the chapter titled "Population, Resources, and the Ideology of Science." He also gives a chronology of his own geographic thought and his philosophical underpinnings such as Hegel, Marx, Kant, Heidegger, and the like and a unique perspective on capitalism as a driving force in shaping the physical arrangement of societies. Most geographers may take much of this book as an indictment against their chosen field, but Harvey certainly gives us much to consider. Appropriate for larger public libraries and academic libraries. John E. Dockall, Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Summaries
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Black Student Politics, Higher Education and Apartheid examines two black national higher education student political organizations - the South African National Students' Congress (SANSCO) and the South African Students' Organization (SASO), popularly associated with Black Consciousness. It analyses the ideologies and politics and organization of SASO and SANSCO and their intellectual, political and social determinants. It also analyses their role in the educational, political and social spheres and the factors that shaped their activities. Finally, it assesses their contributions to the popular struggle against apartheid education and race, class and gender oppression and the extent to and ways in which their activities reproduced, undermined and/or transformed apartheid and capitalist social relations, institutions and practices.
Back Cover Copy
Black Student Politics, Higher Education and Apartheid examines two black national higher education student political organizations - the South African National Students' Congress (SANSCO) and the South African Students' Organization (SASO), popularly associated with Black Consciousness. It analyzes the ideologies and politics and organization of SASO and SANSCO and their intellectual, political and social determinants.
Back Cover Copy
Black Student Politics, Higher Education and Apartheid examines two black national higher education student political organizations - the South African National Students' Congress (SANSCO) and the South African Students' Organization (SASO), popularly associated with Black Consciousness. It analyzes the ideologies and politics and organization of SASO and SANSCO and their intellectual, political and social determinants. It also analyzes their role in the educational, political and social spheres and the factors that shaped their activities. Finally, it assesses their contributions to the popular struggle against apartheid education and race, class and gender oppression and the extent to and ways in which their activities reproduced, undermined and/or transformed apartheid and capitalist social relations, institutions and practices.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Saleem Badat assesses the impact that the South African National Students' Congress and the South African Students' Organization had on the system of apartheid and the ways in which they helped raise black consciousness at the end of the last century.
Main Description
David Harvey is the most influential geographer of our era, possessing a reputation that extends across the social sciences and humanities. Spaces of Capital, a collection of seminal articles and new essays spanning three decades, demonstrates why his work has had-and continues to have-such a major impact. The book gathers together some of Harvey's best work on two of his central concerns: the relationship between geographical thought and political power as well as the capitalist production of space. In addition, he chips away at geography's pretenses of "scientific" neutrality and grounds spatial theory in social justice. Harvey also reflects on the work and careers of little-noticed or misrepresented figures in geography's intellectual history-Kant, Von Thunen, Humboldt, Lattimore, Hegel, Heidegger, Darwin, Malthus, Foucault and many others.
Main Description
Black Student Politics, Higher Education and Apartheidexamines two black national higher education student political organizations - the South African National Students' Congress (SANSCO) and the South African Students' Organization (SASO), popularly associated with Black Consciousness. It analyzes the ideologies and politics and organization of SASO and SANSCO and their intellectual, political and social determinants.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Sourcesp. xi
Prologue
Reinventing geography: an interview with the editors of New Left Reviewp. 3
Geographical Knowledges/Political Power
What kind of geography for what kind of public policy?p. 27
Population, resources, and the ideology of sciencep. 38
On countering the Marxian myth--Chicago-stylep. 68
Owen Lattimore: a memoirep. 90
On the history and present condition of geography: an historical materialist manifestop. 108
Capitalism: the factory of fragmentationp. 121
A view from Federal Hillp. 128
Militant particularism and global ambition: the conceptual politics of place, space, and environment in the work of Raymond Williamsp. 158
City and justice: social movements in the cityp. 188
Cartographic identities: geographical knowledges under globalizationp. 208
The Capitalist Production of Space
The geography of capitalist accumulation: a reconstruction of the Marxian theoryp. 237
The Marxian theory of the statep. 267
The spatial fix: Hegel, Von Thunen and Marxp. 284
The geopolitics of capitalismp. 312
From managerialism to entrepreneurialism: the transformation in urban governance in late capitalismp. 345
The geography of class powerp. 369
The art of rent: globalization and the commodification of culturep. 394
Bibliographyp. 412
Indexp. 423
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