Knowledge in the blood : confronting race and the apartheid past
- Jonathan D. Jansen.
- Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2009.
- Physical description
- xviii, 337 p. ; 23 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
|LG471 .P7 J36 2009||Unknown|
- Jansen, Jonathan D.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -324) and index.
- Loss and change-- indirect knowledge-- sure foundations-- bitter knowledge-- kollegas! (colleagues!)-- knowledge in the blood-- mending broken lines-- meet the parents-- teaching to disrupt.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781919895208 20160528
- Publisher's Summary
- This book tells the story of white South African students - how they remember and enact an Apartheid past they were never part of. How is it that young Afrikaners, born at the time of Mandela's release from prison, hold firm views about a past they never lived, rigid ideas about black people, and fatalistic thoughts about the future? Jonathan Jansen, the first black dean of education at the historically white University of Pretoria, was dogged by this question during his tenure, and Knowledge in the Blood seeks to answer it. Jansen offers an intimate look at the effects of social and political change after Apartheid as white students first experience learning and living alongside black students. He reveals the novel role pedagogical interventions played in confronting the past, as well as critical theory's limits in dealing with conflict in a world where formerly clear-cut notions of victims and perpetrators are blurred.While Jansen originally set out simply to convey a story of how white students changed under the leadership of a diverse group of senior academics, "Knowledge in the Blood" ultimately became an unexpected account of how these students in turn changed him. The impact of this book's unique, wide-ranging insights in dealing with racial and ethnic divisions will be felt far beyond the borders of South Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804761956 20160528
- University of Pretoria > Administration.
- College integration > South Africa.
- Educational change > South Africa.
- Afrikaner students > South Africa > Attitudes.
- College students, White > South Africa > Attitudes.
- Racism in higher education > South Africa.
- Post-apartheid era > South Africa.
- South Africa > Race relations.
- Publication date
- 9780804761949 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 0804761949 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 9780804761956 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 0804761957 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 1919895205 (pbk. : UCT Press)
- 9781919895208 (pbk. : UCT Press)
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