movements, notes. capitalism

class notes. jan 31. freedom movements

fr nights, Golden town

Mapantsula
visual imagery
thrown out of the window
Themba
“John” speaking Afrikaans
english had subtitles (also aimed at non-english speaking native audience)
1976 Soweto’s school students boycott Afrikaans language

Afrikaans develops not to be understood by masters? but why don’t they speak it then?

violence / peaceful resolution

Duck
1. lower middle class
2. tails cat the N

Manning Marable: Race is the modality through which class is expressed.

Nothing but a man – filmmakers are white
violence: Tactially to attract (white) sympathy

every slave had to be zambo =//= need to be tamed?
Lily: nothing but a man “north” as a safe place
Pathe: Film noir detective, anti hero (Rosenberg?)
Priest
Social history -> women making “stuff” possible
movement history

(leola Johnson) extradiotigenic personality
on Abby Lincoln 1963

Jesse Goldman on Black Marxism, Cedric Robinson
freedommovements.blogspot.com/2005/02/linking-racism-and-capitalism-robinson.html
-Theoretical background: racism & capitalism -> formation of europe
racism predates capitalism -> influences
immigratory movements in Africa care about work places of works
going to another place slavs as natural slaves
capitalism comes from a social order (racism)
capitalis is a process of “heteroginization”

Zach Cheema on Harold Wolpe
freedommovements.blogspot.com/2005/02/harold-wolpe-capitalism-and-cheap.html
(P: racial and labor control in tension)
white domination
1. capitalist -less pay >>>> anti-capitalis (less efficiency)
2. af-am / blacks in SA
af-am considered inferior
sa considered equals
Wolpe is fixating in making Apartheid separate from segregation
strategies to create breaches among black/white workers

Jonathan Fredor
Cooper. black ideology
songs of Zion Tiembo
(P: Cooper doesn’t like Frederickson)
doesn’t walk much about U.S.
criticizes on mechanical comparison, too much white perspective (no black agency)
interested in how religions and ideology works

Shula Marks
freedommovements.blogspot.com/2005/02/white-supremacy-review-shula-marks.html
-highest agers of white supremacy, John S.
marks is SA historian
doesn’t like comparative historical method
generalizing is bad
not enough info
George Frederickson had historical inaccuracies

Peter: comparative history is only done through a U.S. lens, and when you look at Safundi for example, more broad comparisons (brasil, etc) is done

I brought up racism and racialism from Anthony Appiah, and said Robinson is opposed to Frederickson.

group discussion
(what makes a slave) christians are enslaved too, white slaves
1900-1942
rights in he americas
colored in SA, frederickson p.133

Alessandra Williams on Manning Marable
freedommovements.blogspot.com/2005/02/how-capitalism-underdeveloped-black.html
phenotype condition
black migration
common worldview was destroyed
white working class gave up
George Lukacs -> racism
whitenes -> took hold off of whiteness
(P: prof of Af-Am in Columbia)

Leonard Thompson -> good overview
freedommovements.blogspot.com/2005/02/thompson-history-of-south-africa.html

  • segregation of homelands

-blacks created their own economic world, niches
-ANC formation

Marable & Homeland LEadership

Lily on Phil Bonner
http://freedommovements.blogspot.com/2005/02/bonner-delius-posel-shaping-of.html
Apartheid’s genesis in the 20th C
processes of social history
(district 6 was bulldozed after 1946)

peter: per books, demographic (b/w in sa/am)
smilarities

A. Randolph: WWII as a war on racism, going to DC asking for equal jobs
no jobs! poor jobs

SA there are jobs, no political power
structures & mandela/king