The Resource Beyond our wildest dreams : the United Democratic Front and the transformation of South Africa, Ineke van Kessel

Beyond our wildest dreams : the United Democratic Front and the transformation of South Africa, Ineke van Kessel

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Beyond our wildest dreams : the United Democratic Front and the transformation of South Africa
Title
Beyond our wildest dreams
Title remainder
the United Democratic Front and the transformation of South Africa
Statement of responsibility
Ineke van Kessel
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Language
eng
Summary
The 1980s in South Africa were marked by protest, violent confrontation, and international sanctions. Internally, the country saw a bewildering growth of grassroots organizations--including trade unions, civic associations in the black townships, student and other youth organizations, church-based groups, and women's movements--many of which operated under the umbrella of the United Democratic Front (UDF). "Beyond Our Wildest Dreams" explores the often conflicted relationship between the UDF's large-scale resistance to apartheid and its everyday struggles at the local level. In hindsight, the UDF can be seen as a transitional front, preparing the ground for leaders of the liberation movement to return from exile or prison and take over power. But the founding fathers of the UDF initially had far more modest ambitions. Interviews with Cachalia and other leading personalities in the UDF examine the organization's workings at the national level, while stories of ordinary people, collected by the author, illuminate the grassroots activism so important to the UDF's success. Even in South Africa, writes Ineke van Kessel, who covered the anti-apartheid movement as a journalist, resistance was not the obvious option for ordinary citizens. Van Kessel shows how these people were mobilized into forming a radical social movement that developed a highly flexible and innovative form of resistance that ultimately ended apartheid. --From publisher's description
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Kessel, Ineke van
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1945
LC item number
.K47 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United Democratic Front (South Africa)
  • United Democratic Front
  • United Democratic Front (South Africa)
  • United democratic front (Afrique du Sud)
  • United Democratic Front
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • Afrique du Sud
  • Afrique du Sud
  • Südafrika <Staat>
  • Autonomy and independence movements
  • Politics and government
  • United Democratic Front
  • Verzetsbewegingen
  • Apartheid
  • Democratisering
  • Mouvements autonomistes
  • Politischer Wandel
Label
Beyond our wildest dreams : the United Democratic Front and the transformation of South Africa, Ineke van Kessel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
An adaptation of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Leiden, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-358) 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
  • Part 2
  • Struggles behind the Struggle: Three Case Studies
  • 4
  • "From Confusion to Lusaka": The UDF in Sekhukhuneland
  • 75
  • 5
  • "Yah, God Is on Our Side": The Krugersdorp Residents Organisation and Township Revolt
  • 150
  • 5
  • Grassroots: From Community Paper to Activist Playground
  • Part 1
  • 224
  • Redrawing the Boundaries: Changing the Terms of Exclusion and Incorporation
  • 2
  • UDF and South Africa in the 1980s: The Events
  • 15
  • 3
  • Making Sense of Events: Interpreting the 1980s
  • 48
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780813918686
Lccn
99039892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41967120
  • (OCoLC)ocm41967120
Label
Beyond our wildest dreams : the United Democratic Front and the transformation of South Africa, Ineke van Kessel
Publication
Note
An adaptation of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Leiden, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-358) 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
  • Part 2
  • Struggles behind the Struggle: Three Case Studies
  • 4
  • "From Confusion to Lusaka": The UDF in Sekhukhuneland
  • 75
  • 5
  • "Yah, God Is on Our Side": The Krugersdorp Residents Organisation and Township Revolt
  • 150
  • 5
  • Grassroots: From Community Paper to Activist Playground
  • Part 1
  • 224
  • Redrawing the Boundaries: Changing the Terms of Exclusion and Incorporation
  • 2
  • UDF and South Africa in the 1980s: The Events
  • 15
  • 3
  • Making Sense of Events: Interpreting the 1980s
  • 48
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780813918686
Lccn
99039892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41967120
  • (OCoLC)ocm41967120

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