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Title:Revisiting apartheid race categories
Editor:Erasmus, ZimitriISNI
Periodical:Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa (ISSN 0258-7696)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:racial classification
race relations
conference papers (form)
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/issue/25999
Abstract:This special issue emerges from the colloquium Revisiting Apartheid Race Categories, held at the University of the Witwatersrand in October 2010. It is divided into three parts: part one grapples with some theoretical dilemmas of uses of 'race' and its attendant administrative categories, part two provides selected cases and examples of uses of 'race' and of apartheid race categories from South Africa, and part three pays specific attention to the law in post-1994 South Africa. Responses to individual articles, and to clusters of articles on related themes are included. Contents of part one: Apartheid race categories: daring to question their continued use (Zimitri Erasmus); The modern seduction of race: whither social constructionism? (Crain Soudien); Responses by Norman Duncan and Garth Stevens. Part two: Race classification at the University of KwaZulu-Natal: purposes, sites and practices (Shaun Ruggunan and Gerhard Maré); Beyond race? Exploring indicators of (dis)advantage to achieve South Africa's equity goals (Kate Lefko-Everett); Race and race thinking: reflections in theory and practice for researchers in South Africa and beyond (Kira Erwin); Response by Harry Garuba. Part three: Race thinking and the law in post-1994 South Africa (Lee Stone and Yvonne Erasmus); Looking backward, looking forward: race, corrective measures and the South African Constitutional Court (Pierre de Vos); Response by Dee Smythe. [ASC Leiden abstract]