Corpus ID: 146350225

What's in a name? Racial categorisations under apartheid and their afterlife

@article{Posel2001WhatsIA,
  title={What's in a name? Racial categorisations under apartheid and their afterlife},
  author={D. Posel},
  journal={Transformation},
  year={2001},
  pages={50-74}
}
  • D. Posel
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Transformation
Among the many paradoxes of South Africa’s transition from apartheid, one of the more obvious and prominent concerns the fate of race. We have been entrusted with a new democratic constitution that enshrines a thoroughgoing commitment to non-racialism, invoking the claim to our common humanity as the basis for the allocation of shared human rights and the eradication of discrimination. But this juridical assertion of human sameness cohabits with existential reiterations of racial difference and… Expand
‘Non-racialism’ in the struggle against apartheid
Abstract This article examines the movement of South African society from a racialised past to a racialised present. It argues that an important opportunity, arising out of the transitionalExpand
The continuing salience of race: Discrimination and diversity in South Africa
Abstract The end of apartheid has brought a resurgence of research into racial identities, attitudes and behaviour in South Africa. The legacy of systematic racial ordering and discrimination underExpand
What can we learn about the meaning of race from the classification of population groups during apartheid
HIS PAPER EXAMINES WHAT MIGHT BE learnt about the meaning of race from the formalization of racial classification and reclassification under apartheid, generated by the 1950 Population RegistrationExpand
The limitations of ‘inter-racial contact’: stories from young South Africa
Abstract This paper argues that, while the demise of apartheid has led to many situations in which South Africans now come into closer contact with one another, this increased ‘contact’ does notExpand
Racial Mixedness in the Contemporary United States and South Africa: On the Politics of Impurity and Antiracist Praxis
This article is motivated by a concern about the increasing embrace of apolitical and ahistorical notions of racial “mixedness” and “impurity.” It draws on recent examples from the United States andExpand
Confronting the categories: Equitable admissions without apartheid race classification
South Africa’s government requires information on apartheid race classification to implement and monitor racial redress. This has sparked resistance to race classification as a criterion for redressExpand
Racial categories as resources and constraints in everyday interactions: Implications for racialism and non-racialism in post-apartheid South Africa
Abstract The anti-apartheid struggle was characterized by tensions between the opposing ideologies of non-racialism (exemplified by the Freedom Charter) and racialism (exemplified by BlackExpand
Race, Intersectionality, and Affect in Postapartheid Productions of the "Afrikaans White Woman"
In South Africa, race has been subverted by the fall of official apartheid. Specifically, the “invisibilization” of black others is overturned and white-black relationality problematized, therebyExpand
‘It's just taking our souls back’: discourses of apartheid and race
Abstract: Although apartheid officially ended in 1994, the issue of race as a primary identity marker has continued to permeate many aspects of private and public life in post-apartheid South Africa.Expand
Border Crossing: Conversations About Race, Identity, and Agency in South Africa
This chapter draws on the insights of research on nine Indian-white biracial youths to consider how they interpret their social reality. Life-history research was used to discover the complexitiesExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

Scientific Racism in Modern South Africa