Regarding Muslims - Gabeba Baderoon (Paperback)

From slavery to post-apartheid

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How do Muslims fit into South Africa's well-known narrative of colonialism, apartheid and postapartheid? South Africa is infamous for apartheid, but the country's foundation was laid by 176 years of slavery from 1658 to 1834, which formed a crucible of war, genocide and systemic sexual violence that continues to haunt the country today.

Product Details

Barcode
9781868147694
Department
Books
Released
1 Jun 2014
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Gabeba Baderoon
Subtitle
From Slavery to Postapartheid
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Language
English
Number of Pages
224
Dimensions
222 x 152 x 15mm (220g)

Summary

How do Muslims fit into South Africa’s well-known narrative of colonialism, apartheid, and postapartheid? South Africa is known for apartheid, but the country’s foundation was laid by 176 years of slavery from 1658 to 1834, which formed a crucible of war, genocide, and systemic sexual violence that continues to shape the country today. Enslaved people from East Africa, India, and Southeast Asia, many of whom were Muslim, would eventually constitute the majority of the population of the colony. Drawing on an extensive popular and official archive, Regarding Muslims analyzes the role of Muslims from South Africa’s founding moments to the contemporary period and points to the resonance of these discussions elsewhere. It argues that the 350-year archive of images documenting the presence of Muslims in South Africa is central to understanding the formation of concepts of race, sexuality, and belonging. In contrast to the themes of extremism and alienation that dominate Western portrayals of Muslims, Regarding Muslims explores an extensive repertoire of picturesque Muslim figures in South African popular culture, which oscillates with more disquieting images that occasionally burst into prominence during moments of crisis. This pattern is illustrated through analyses of etymology, popular culture, visual art, jokes, bodily practices, oral narratives, and literature. The book ends with the complex vision of Islam conveyed in the postapartheid period.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Sociology
BISAC Subject 1
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural
BISAC Subject 2
Social Science / Islamic Studies
BISAC Subject 3
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural
BISAC Subject 4
History / Africa / South / Republic of South Africa
BISAC Subject 5
Social Science / Islamic Studies
BIC Classification 1
Islamic studies
BIC Classification 2
Cultural studies
BIC Classification 3
Islamic studies
BIC Classification 4
Cultural studies
BIC Classification 5
Cultural studies
Library Subject 1
Muslims - South Africa - History
Library Subject 2
Muslims - South Africa - History
Library Subject 3
Muslims - South Africa - History
Dewey Classification
301

Author Bio

Gabeba Baderoon received a PhD in English from the University of Cape Town. She is also a poet and author of the collections The Dream in the Next Body and A hundred silences. She is an Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and African Studies at Pennsylvania State University and is an Extraordinary Professor of English at Stellenbosch University.