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A commonwealth of knowledge [electronic resource] : science, sensibility, and white South Africa, 1820-2000 / Saul Dubow.

Author/Creator:
Dubow, Saul.
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (309 p.)
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Subjects:
Whites -- Race identity -- South Africa.
National characteristics, South African.
Nationalism -- South Africa -- History.
Power (Social sciences) -- South Africa -- History.
Science -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- History.
Science -- Political aspects -- South Africa -- History.
South Africa -- Race relations.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
South Africa -- Intellectual life.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This is the first full study of the relationship of knowledge to national identity formation in modern South Africa. It explores how the cultivation of knowledge served to support white political ascendancy and claims to nationhood. Elegantly written and wide ranging, the book addresses major themes in both South African and comparative imperial historiography. - ;A Commonwealth of Knowledge addresses the relationship between social and scientific thought, colonial identity, and political power in nineteenth- and twentieth-century South Africa. It hinges on the tension between colonial knowled
Contents:
Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Literary and Scientific Institutions in the Nineteenth-Century Cape Colony; 2. 'Of Special Colonial Interest': The Cape Monthly Magazine and the Circulation of Ideas; 3. Colonialism, Imperialism, Constitutionalism; 4. Science and South Africanism; 5. A Commonwealth of Knowledge; 6. Conclusion: The Renationalization of Knowledge?; Select Bibliography; Index;
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-290) and index.
ISBN:
1-280-84525-2
0-19-151634-1
1-4294-5953-0
OCLC:
476239418