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Sobukwe's children: nationalism, neo-liberalism and the student protests at the University of Fort Hare and in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-11 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:24:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:24:00Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-11 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13775
dc.description.abstract This article explores the provocation of the former vice-chancellor of the University of Fort Hare, Dr Mvuyo Tom, made at the university's centenary celebrations in 2016, that the #FeesMustFall (#FMF) movement was a misguided and destructive millenarian movement, similar to the great Xhosa Cattle Killing of the 1850s. The article interrogates this proposition by reflecting on the higher education and political dynamics at Fort Hare during the #RhodesMustFall and #FMF campaigns over the past five years. The student protests are then viewed against the backdrop of Africanist war nationalism and forms of millenarianism in the region. The article unpicks some of the ideological threads within #FMF at Fort Hare and explores appropriate historical analogies for the #FMF movement. Rather than focusing on the Xhosa Cattle Killing, the article provides a different contextualisation of the politics of the #FMF movement by focusing on changes in black nationalism in the Eastern Cape during the 1930s and especially the rise of the Pan Africanist Congress in South Africa in the early 1960s. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject #FEESMUSTFALL en
dc.subject #RHODESMUSTFALL en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN en
dc.title Sobukwe's children: nationalism, neo-liberalism and the student protests at the University of Fort Hare and in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 41(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Anthropology Southern Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10866 en
dc.PageNumber 212-228 en
dc.outputnumber 9925 en
dc.bibliographictitle Bank, L.J. (2018) Sobukwe's children: nationalism, neo-liberalism and the student protests at the University of Fort Hare and in South Africa. <i>Anthropology Southern Africa</i>. 41(3):212-228. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Bank, L.J. en


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