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Title: A History of Inequality in South Africa, 1652-2002: Review Note
Contributor(s): Dollery, Brian Edward  (author)
Publication Date: 2003
DOI: 10.1111/j.1813-6982.2003.tb00087.x
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Abstract: South African historiography has always been haunted by the fact that 'academic debate about the South African past is covert argument about the future shape of South African society' (Bromberger and Hughes, 1987, p.203). The consequences of this politicisation of South African history have been largely unfortunate, including an opprobrious and polemical style of discourse and a tendency to manufacture discord rather than consensus. However, a fortuitous result has been a pronounced inclination to identify and engage opponents in a manner that serves to distinguish between alternative approaches to common phenomena and thus sharpen the terms of debate.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: South African Journal of Economics, 71(3), p. 595-610
Publisher: Economic Society of South Africa
Place of Publication: Pretoria, South Africa
ISSN: 0038-2280
Field of Research (FOR): 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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