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Title:Special issue: the South African Empire
Editor:Henrichsen, DagISNI
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Studies (ISSN 1465-3893)
City of publisher:Abingdon
Geographic terms:South Africa
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjss20/41/3
Abstract:This special issue on the 'South African empire' evolved from the South African empire research project, the origins of which lie in the discomfort of a number of historians of Namibia with dominant characteristics of the treatment of Namibia within the main lines of South African historiography. South African historians, they felt, failed to understand the importance of South Africa's only colony, South West Africa/Namibia, and that this was an expression of the reproduction of what seemed like the codes and conventions of a continuing imperial repertoire of South Africa itself. The South African empire project, conducted through a series of workshops and forums held in Basel, Cape Town, Windhoek and Uppsala between 2009 and 2013, and an international conference, 'Re-Figuring the South African Empire', confirmed a deeply felt predicament about the audacity of de facto and conceptual neglect (one would almost call it denialism) on part of the South African historiography of South Africa's 75-year-long colonial rule over Namibia. Contributions: Rethinking empire in Southern Africa (Dag Henrichsen, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool, Lorena Rizzo); Empire and nation (Premesh Lalu); Air power in South Africa, 1914-1939 (Tilman Dedering); Nature, war and development: South Africa's Caprivi Strip, 1960-1980 (Luregn Lenggenhager); An empire of rivers: the scheme to flood the Kalahari, 1919-1945 (Meredith McKittrick); Forging the fifth province (Jeremy Silvester); The rise of the compound-hostel-location assemblage as infrastructure of South African colonial power: the case of Walvis Bay 1915-1960 (Andrew Byerley); Extending South Africa's tentacles of empire: the deterritorialisation of Cahora Bassa Dam (Allen F. Isaacman, Barbara S. Isaacman); The NE 51 Series Frontier: the grand narrative of apartheid planning and the small town (Giorgio Miescher); Regional and local dynamics in the shaping of the Centre for African Studies in Maputo, 1976-1986 (Carlos Fernandes); The empire writes back: African challenges to the British (South African) Empire in the early 20th century (Peter Limb); The graves of Dimbaza and the empire of liberation (Helena Pohlandt-McCormick, Gary Minkley); Personal circuits: official tours and South Africa's colony (Marion Wallace); Re-storing the skeletons of empire: return, reburial and rehumanisation in Southern Africa (Ciraj Rassool); Hunting for museums (Leslie Witz). [ASC Leiden abstract]