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Indirect Rule in South Africa

Tradition, Modernity, and the Costuming of Political Power

Indirect Rule in South Africa( )
Author: Myers, J. C.
Series title:Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora Ser.
ISBN:978-1-58046-362-1
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:University of Rochester Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.95
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Indirect rule -- the British colonial policy of employing indigenous tribal chiefs as political intermediaries -- has typically been understood by scholars as little more than an expedient solution to imperial personnel shortages. A reexamination of the history of indirect rule in South Africa reveals it to have been much more: an ideological strategy designed to win legitimacy for colonial officials. Indirect rule became the basic template from which segregation and apartheid emerged...
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Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / World / African
Social Science / Sociology / Social Theory
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.37 Inches
Book Weight:0.53 Pounds

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