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The Resource Robben Island and prisoner resistance to apartheid, Fran Lisa Buntman

Robben Island and prisoner resistance to apartheid, Fran Lisa Buntman

Label
Robben Island and prisoner resistance to apartheid
Title
Robben Island and prisoner resistance to apartheid
Statement of responsibility
Fran Lisa Buntman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Robben Island prison in South Africa held thousands of black opponents of apartheid, including Nelson Mandela. This book reconstructs these political prisoners' resistance strategies to show how these men created a political and social order behind bars. Survival was their first goal; challenging apartheid was their true aim. So although Robben Island was designed to repress, it was continually transformed by its political inmates into a site of resistance. The book theorizes that, where material conditions permit, the most far-reaching and effective forms of resistance involve constructive political action that seeks to remake existing power relationships. This theory is demonstrated in three focuses of the book: the activism of Robben Islanders, the effects of political prisoner resistance on the apartheid state machinery, and comparative cases that illustrate various international instances of political prisoners' shaping both prisons and political orders."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buntman, Fran Lisa
Dewey number
323/.044/096809045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9850.5
LC item number
.B86 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political prisoners
  • Blacks
  • Prisons
  • Anti-apartheid movements
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Apartheid
  • Anti-apartheid movements
  • Apartheid
  • Blacks
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Political prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Social history
  • Robben Island (South Africa)
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
Label
Robben Island and prisoner resistance to apartheid, Fran Lisa Buntman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: prison as a source of politics -- 2. Politics and prison: a background -- 3. Resistance for survival -- 4. Resistance beyond survival -- 5. Prisoner politics and organization on Robben Island -- 6. Debates and disagreements -- 7. Influencing South African politics -- 8. Political imprisonment and the state -- 9. Theorizing islander resistance -- 10. Beyond Robben Island: Comparisons and conclusion
Control code
ocm50479281
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780521537681
Lccn
2002031407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50479281
Label
Robben Island and prisoner resistance to apartheid, Fran Lisa Buntman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: prison as a source of politics -- 2. Politics and prison: a background -- 3. Resistance for survival -- 4. Resistance beyond survival -- 5. Prisoner politics and organization on Robben Island -- 6. Debates and disagreements -- 7. Influencing South African politics -- 8. Political imprisonment and the state -- 9. Theorizing islander resistance -- 10. Beyond Robben Island: Comparisons and conclusion
Control code
ocm50479281
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780521537681
Lccn
2002031407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50479281

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