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Political opposition in patriarchal East London

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dc.contributor.author Atkinson, D
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-06T13:08:07Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-06T13:08:07Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3615
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the growing level of politicization in East London in the 1950s, and the way this affected the patriarchal normative system, which prevailed in urban administration. Patriarchalism, as a system, was susceptible of different interpretations by white municipal officials, and their response to black political opposition ranged from liberal forbearance to rigid and uncompromising intolerance. Black leaders’ attitudes to the patriarchal order were similarly nuanced. The Location Native Advisory Boards vacillated between opposition to the white patriarchal order and compliance with it. Towards the late 1950s, the political climate became ever more polarized. The paper draws on archival sources from East London to show that patriarchalism, as a moral system, was sufficiently robust to accommodate a variety of viewpoints, within the white and black communities. But as violent resistance took its toll during the 1950s, more coercive forms of paternalism came increasingly to the fore. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject East London en
dc.subject Duncan Village en
dc.subject paternalism en
dc.subject patriarchalism en
dc.subject Native Advisory Boards en
dc.subject African National Congress (ANC) en
dc.subject Verwoerdianism en
dc.title Political opposition in patriarchal East London en
dc.type Article en


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