Survival in the ‘Dumping Grounds’ (Print)

A Social History of Apartheid Relocation


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    Edition: 1st Edition
  • Format: Soft Cover
  • ISBN: 9781775822837
  • Language(s): English
  • Extent: 302 Pages
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  • Category: UCT Press, Sociology, Development Studies, African Studies, History

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Survival in the ‘Dumping Grounds’ examines a defining aspect of South Africa’s recent past: the history of apartheid-era relocation. While scholars and activists have long recognised the suffering caused by apartheid removals to the so-called ‘homelands’, the experiences of those who lived through this process more often have been obscured. Drawing on extensive archival and oral history research, this book explores the makings and multiple meanings of relocation into two of the most notorious apartheid ‘dumping grounds’ established in the Ciskei bantustan during the mid-1960s: Sada and Ilinge. Author Laura Evans describes the local and global dynamics of the project of bantustan relocation and develops a multi-layered analysis of the complex histories—and ramifications—of displacement and resettlement in the Ciskei.

Introduction: Rethinking Relocation in Apartheid South Africa 

Part 1: Regimes of Relocation

  • Chapter 1: Apartheid, the Bantustans and the End of Empire
    • Peace, Population and Colonial Development, c.1920–1945
    • The ‘Late Colonial’ Apartheid State
    • Cold War in Southern Africa: Villagisation and Counterinsurgency
  • Chapter 2: Regimes of Relocation in the Ciskei 
    • The Cape as Apartheid Test Case 
    • The Relocation Regime 
    • Villagisation and Repression 
    • Decolonisation, Repatriation and Resettlement 
    • The Expansion of Sada and Ilinge 
    • White Farmers and Relocation 

Part 2: Repertoires of Relocation

  • Chapter 3: Dislocation and Disrupted Livelihoods: Removals, Evictions and Banishments 
    • The Coercive Relocation Regime 
    • The Biopolitics of Neglect 
    • Displacement and Marginal Livelihoods 
    • Farm Evictions: Enclosure and Dispossession 
    • Urban Removals: Dislocation and Deprivation 
    • Political Banishment: Surveillance and Isolation 
    • ‘We Were Starving. And We Survived’: Gender, Domesticity and Displacement 
  • Chapter 4: Farm Dwellers and Relocation: Gender, Generation and Agrarian Change 
    • Farm Labour and Agrarian Change 
    • Gender, Generation and Changing Men 
    • Changing Livelihoods and the Transformation of Aspirations 
    • Migration, Male Breadwinners and Masculinity 
    • Gender, Autonomy and Impoverishment: The Paradoxical Impacts of Relocation 

Part 3: Place, Space and Power

  • Chapter 5: ‘We Came from Different Places’: Displacement and Place-Making 
    • Forced Removals and ‘Communities of Memory’ 
    • The Emergence of Underground Networks in Sada and Ilinge 
    • Churches, Spirituality and Sociability 
    • Poverty, Survival and Reciprocity 
  • Chapter 6: Relocation and the State: Relations of Rule 
    • Territoriality and the Gendered Disciplinary Project of the BAD, c.1963–71 
    • Ethnic Politics, Clientelism and Coercion under Ciskei, c.1971–80 

Conclusion 

All interested in the history of South Africa, including academics, students and the interested general reader. Relevant subjects: History, Geography, Urban Studies, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Development Studies, African Studies.

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Survival in the ‘Dumping Grounds’ examines a defining aspect of South Africa’s recent past: the history of apartheid-era relocation. While scholars and activists have long recognised the suffering caused by apartheid removals to the so-called ‘homelands’, the experiences of those who lived through this process more often have been obscured. Drawing on extensive archival and oral history research, this book explores the makings and multiple meanings of relocation into two of the most notorious apartheid ‘dumping grounds’ established in the Ciskei bantustan during the mid-1960s: Sada and Ilinge. Author Laura Evans describes the local and global dynamics of the project of bantustan relocation and develops a multi-layered analysis of the complex histories—and ramifications—of displacement and resettlement in the Ciskei.

Introduction: Rethinking Relocation in Apartheid South Africa 

Part 1: Regimes of Relocation

  • Chapter 1: Apartheid, the Bantustans and the End of Empire
    • Peace, Population and Colonial Development, c.1920–1945
    • The ‘Late Colonial’ Apartheid State
    • Cold War in Southern Africa: Villagisation and Counterinsurgency
  • Chapter 2: Regimes of Relocation in the Ciskei 
    • The Cape as Apartheid Test Case 
    • The Relocation Regime 
    • Villagisation and Repression 
    • Decolonisation, Repatriation and Resettlement 
    • The Expansion of Sada and Ilinge 
    • White Farmers and Relocation 

Part 2: Repertoires of Relocation

  • Chapter 3: Dislocation and Disrupted Livelihoods: Removals, Evictions and Banishments 
    • The Coercive Relocation Regime 
    • The Biopolitics of Neglect 
    • Displacement and Marginal Livelihoods 
    • Farm Evictions: Enclosure and Dispossession 
    • Urban Removals: Dislocation and Deprivation 
    • Political Banishment: Surveillance and Isolation 
    • ‘We Were Starving. And We Survived’: Gender, Domesticity and Displacement 
  • Chapter 4: Farm Dwellers and Relocation: Gender, Generation and Agrarian Change 
    • Farm Labour and Agrarian Change 
    • Gender, Generation and Changing Men 
    • Changing Livelihoods and the Transformation of Aspirations 
    • Migration, Male Breadwinners and Masculinity 
    • Gender, Autonomy and Impoverishment: The Paradoxical Impacts of Relocation 

Part 3: Place, Space and Power

  • Chapter 5: ‘We Came from Different Places’: Displacement and Place-Making 
    • Forced Removals and ‘Communities of Memory’ 
    • The Emergence of Underground Networks in Sada and Ilinge 
    • Churches, Spirituality and Sociability 
    • Poverty, Survival and Reciprocity 
  • Chapter 6: Relocation and the State: Relations of Rule 
    • Territoriality and the Gendered Disciplinary Project of the BAD, c.1963–71 
    • Ethnic Politics, Clientelism and Coercion under Ciskei, c.1971–80 

Conclusion 

All interested in the history of South Africa, including academics, students and the interested general reader. Relevant subjects: History, Geography, Urban Studies, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Development Studies, African Studies.

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