Youth and Identity Politics in South Africa, 1990-94

February 28, 2005|
Youth and Identity Politics in South Africa, 1990-94 by S. Nombuso Dlamini
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Documenting youth participation in the South African anti-apartheid struggle, Youth and Identity Politics in South Africa examines identity construction and negotiation in the region of KwaZulu/Natal. Based on extensive interviews, Sibusisiwe Nombuso Dlamini presents life stories of survival and identity negotiation in a region and at a time where to be youthful and politically active was to be associated with membership in Nelson Mandela's African National Congress a potentially dangerous association.

Zulus are far from being an homogenous group. Dlamini examines the dynamics both of group identification that of being a young Zulu and of the differences, both class and regional. Further, she looks at the discourses of participation in the liberation struggle, and how these discourses intersect with KwaZulu/Natal identity and party politics. Youth and Identity Politics in South Africa shows how the youth identify variously as fans of jazz or hip-hop who espouse a none-racial national character, as athletes who feel a strong connection to traditional Zulu patriarchy, or in many other social and political subcultures. This is a rich and unprecedented youth-centred ethnography that paints a unique picture of the lives of South African youth.

S. Nombuso Dlamini is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at York University.
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Title:Youth and Identity Politics in South Africa, 1990-94
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:260 pages, 9.29 X 6.22 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:260 pages, 9.29 X 6.22 X 0.94 in
Published:February 28, 2005
Publisher:University Of Toronto Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780802039118

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