ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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On Approaches to Apartheid

On Approaches to Apartheid M S S Pandian THIS slender volume on the history of apartheid in South Africa proceeds with two objectives. First, it intends to develop a critique of the existing theoretical positions on the relationship between race and class and the nature of the political system in South Africa. Taking this critique as a point of departure, secondly, the book aims to analyse the post-1948 political formation in South Africa within a historical perspective. The book is divided into five chapters. The first two chapters provide, through a review of literature, a detailed theoretical critique of the existing South African studies. In the third chapter, the author, informed by the shortcomings of the existing approaches, sets out his own perspective on apartheid. The last two chapters give a concrete analysis of the political formation in South Africa in the post-1948 period.

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