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Neoliberal Apartheid : Palestine/Israel and South Africa After 1994 (Paperback) (Andy Clarno)

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This is the first comparative analysis of the political transitions in South Africa and Palestine since the 1990s. Clarno’s study is grounded in impressive ethnographic fieldwork, taking him from South African townships to Palestinian refugee camps, where he talked to a wide array of informants, from local residents to policymakers, political activists, business representatives, and local and international security personnel. The resulting inquiry accounts for the simultaneous development of extreme inequality, racialized poverty, and advanced strategies for securing the powerful and policing the poor in South Africa and Palestine/Israel over the last 20 years. Clarno places these transitions in a global context while arguing that a new form of ?neoliberal apartheid” has emerged in both countries. The width and depth of Clarno’s research, combined with wide-ranging first-hand accounts of realities otherwise difficult for researchers to access, make Neoliberal Apartheid a path-breaking contribution to the study of social change, political transitions, and security dynamics in highly unequal societies. Take one example of Clarno’s major themes, to wit, the issue of security. Both places have generated advanced strategies for securing the powerful and policing the racialized poor. In South Africa, racialized anxieties about ?black crime” shape the growth of private security forces that police poor black South Africans in wealthy neighborhoods. Meanwhile, a discourse of ?Muslim terrorism” informs the coordinated network of security forces?involving Israel, the United States, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority?that polices Palestinians in the West Bank. Overall, Clarno’s pathbreaking book shows how the shifting relationship between racism, capitalism, colonialism, and empire has generated inequality and insecurity, marginalization and securitization in South Africa, Palestine/Israel, and other parts of the world.
Number of Pages: 287
Genre: Social Science, Political Science, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Andy Clarno
Language: English
Street Date: March 7, 2017
TCIN: 51623601
UPC: 9780226430096
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-8496
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