A Global History of Anti-Apartheid: 'Forward to Freedom' in South Africa, 1st Edition

  • Anna Konieczna
  • Rob Skinner
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 3030036529
  • ISBN-13: 9783030036522
  • DDC: 909
  • 345 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released January 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This book explores the global history of anti-apartheid and international solidarity with southern African freedom struggles from the 1960s. It examines the institutions, campaigns and ideological frameworks that defined the globalization of anti-apartheid, the ways in which the concept of solidarity was mediated by individuals, organizations and states, and considers the multiplicity of actors and interactions involved in generating and sustaining anti-apartheid around the world. It includes detailed accounts of key case studies from Europe, Asia, and Latin America, which illustrate the complex relationships between local and global agendas, as well as the diverse political cultures embodied in anti-apartheid. Taken together, these examples reveal the tensions and synergies, transnational webs and local contingencies that helped to create the sense of ‘being global' that united worldwide anti-apartheid campaigns. The book explores the globalization of anti-apartheid as one of the most powerful and diverse social movements in modern history; analyses the factors and connections that allowed anti-apartheid to emerge on a global scale and the networks through which it was promoted around the world; and contributes to the global history of anti-apartheid, moving beyond previous scholarship on national and regional movements.