A Short Course in Politics at the University of Abahlali baseMjondolo

  title={A Short Course in Politics at the University of Abahlali baseMjondolo},
  author={R. Patel},
  journal={Journal of Asian and African Studies},
  pages={112 - 95}
  • R. Patel
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Asian and African Studies
  • Shackdweller communities are among the most impoverished and exploited on the planet. With nearly 1 billion people living in them, one might consider them to be hotbeds of radicalism. Yet, in fact, very few settlements have become disobedient. Using the work of S'bu Zikode of the Abahlali baseMjondolo Shackdwellers Movement (South Africa) and the work of Alain Badiou, I show how politics is lived in Durban's shacks, and show how Badiou's thoughts supplement a series of uniquely African… CONTINUE READING
    21 Citations
    A Politics of the Poor
    • 72
    Forging New Political Identities in the Shanty Towns of Durban, South Africa
    • 1
    Social movements and the struggle for shelter: A case study of eThekwini (Durban)☆
    • 16
    • PDF


    The Politics of Prescription
    • 38
    • PDF
    The Wretched of the Earth
    • 6,643
    • PDF
    Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil
    • 970
    • PDF
    Fanon: The Postcolonial Imagination
    • 119
    • PDF
    The Third Force
    • 86
    • PDF
    South Africa: Limits to Change
    • 135