The Creation of Tribalism in Southern Africa

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Leroy Vail
University of California Press, 1991 - History - 422 pages
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Despite a quarter century of "nation building," most African states are still driven by ethnic particularism—commonly known as "tribalism." The stubborn persistence of tribal ideologies despite the profound changes associated with modernization has puzzled scholars and African leaders alike. The bloody hostilities between the tribally-oriented Zulu Inkhata movement and supporters of the African National Congress are but the most recent example of tribalism's tenacity. The studies in this volume offer a new historical model for the growth and endurance of such ideologies in southern Africa.
  

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Contents

Ethnicity in Southern African History Leroy Vail
1
The Beginnings of Afrikaner Ethnic
21
Afrikaner Women and the Creation
55
Exclusion Classification
82
Missionaries Migrants and
118
Tribalism in the Political History
151
History Ethnicity and Change in
193
Politics in the Western Cape Region
241
We Are All Portuguese Challenging
255
A Nation Divided? The Swazi
289
The Formation of the Political Culture
324
Ethnic
350
Ethnicity and Pseudo Ethnicity
395
Index
415
Southern Africa
421
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Leroy Vail is Professor of History, Harvard University.

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