Zine Magubane: Bringing the Empire Home Race Class and Gender in Britain and Colonial South Africa

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Heavy on the theory but an interesting look at ace and class in the US and South Africa I enjoyed the emphasis on how South African culture impacted the British empire No Limits (Brutal Master rather than the historiographically common story of the empire s impact on its colonies This is an academic and thoroughlyesearched tome which looks at images of blackness and whiteness in the nineteenth century initially in South Africa and Britain and then in the US Magubane looks at groups that are marginalised in both societies her analysis is primarily Marxian but seen also through the prism of gender She looks at the nature of the discussions about the colonised world have not been taken into account by economic historians and neither has their effect Magubane argues that that western modernity is very much based on constructions of acial identity and imperialism Magubane states that The premise that guides this book is that figurative language whatever form it. How did South Africans become black How did the idea of blackness influence conceptions of disadvantaged groups in England such as women and the poor and vice versa Bringing the Empire Home tracks colonial images of blackness from South Africa to England and back again to answer uestions such as these Before the mid 1800s black Africans were considered.

Takes and although it is freuently and unthinkingly and imprecisely matters particularly when we are speaking about ace and blackness Figurative language matters precisely because of what it can tell us about the intentions of the individuals who deploy it Magubane also examines the transformation of commodification into sexuality arguing that Essays One racial and sexual embodiment was central to the construction of capitalist ideology There are several trains of thought and arguments which I found particularly interesting In nineteenth century Britain there were increasingly punitive laws concerning vagrancy and much was written about it Henry Mayhew when he wrote hiseport on the London poor he drew a distinction between Those that will work those that cannot work and those that will not work For his time Mayhew was Femmes, si vous saviez... : 83 questions-rponses, hormones, mnopause, ostoporose relatively liberal but he went on to say this Of the thousand millions of human beings that are said to constitute the populatio. Savage to the extent that their plight mirrored England's internal Others women the poor and the Irish By the 1900s England's minority groups were being defined inelation to stereotypes of black South Africans These stereotypes in turn were used to justify both new capitalist class and gender hierarchies in England and the subhuman treatment of blacks.

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N of the entire globe there are socially morally and physically considered but two distinct and broadly marked The Kaya-Girl races viz the wanderers and the settlers the vagabond and the citizen the nomadic and the civilised tribes Mayhew specifically uses the examples of the Khoikhoi and San and draws direct comparison with the vagrants and vagabonds he describes at home and Magubane shows how blackness was used and constructed in the minds of the general public in Britain Another interesting analysis evolves around the spread of minstrelsy from the US and into South Africa and beyond and the different ways it was conceptualised by both the black and white communities Magubane also looks at how whiteness was perceived by the black community as well There are focuses on gender some very interesting analyses of suffragism the Boer War and the way pro war and anti war suffragists constructed their arguments It s not an easyead but is worth the effort. In South Africa Bearing this in mind Zine Magubane considers how marginalized groups in both countries esponded to these acialized Omnibus Films representationsRevealing the often overlooked links among ideologies oface class and gender Bringing the Empire Home demonstrates how much black Africans taught the English about what it meant to be white poor or female.