The Resource Poverty, war, and violence in South Africa, Clifton Crais

Poverty, war, and violence in South Africa, Clifton Crais

Label
Poverty, war, and violence in South Africa
Title
Poverty, war, and violence in South Africa
Statement of responsibility
Clifton Crais
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Poverty and violence are issues of global importance. In Poverty, War, and Violence in South Africa, Clifton Crais explores the relationship between colonial conquest and the making of South Africa's rural poor. Based on a wealth of archival sources, this detailed history changes our understanding of the origins of the gut-wrenching poverty that characterizes rural areas today. Crais shifts attention away from general models of economic change and focuses on the enduring implications of violence in shaping South Africa's past and present. Crais details the devastation wrought by European forces and their African auxiliaries. Their violence led to wanton bloodshed, large-scale destruction of property, and famine. Crais explores how the survivors struggled to remake their lives, including the adoption of new crops, and the world of inequality and vulnerability colonial violence bequeathed. He concludes with a discussion of contemporary challenges and the threats to democracy in South Africa. Written for general readers and specialists alike, this book overturns conventional wisdom and offers new ways of understanding violence and poverty in the modern world"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
968
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1787
LC item number
.C727 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Poverty, war, and violence in South Africa, Clifton Crais
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-186) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Famished roads -- Maize and markets -- Poverty and plenty -- Politics of land and the crises of the twentieth century
Control code
ocn773036137
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 190 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139157865
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 40019923983
  • 9786613341181
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
334118
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30230548
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)773036137
  • cbo1139005057

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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