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

  title={What's in a name? Racial categorisations under apartheid and their afterlife},
  author={D. Posel},
  • 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
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