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Edwin S Munger 1922 - 2010: Academic bridge-builder in South Africa.

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dc.contributor.author Botha, Frikkie
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-13T12:17:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-13T12:17:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Botha, F. 2011. Edwin S Munger 1922 - 2010: Academic bridge-builder in South Africa. New Contree : A journal of Historical and Human Sciences for Southern Africa. 61:81-97, May. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/4969] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0379-9867
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/5189
dc.description.abstract • Summary: Edwin S. Munger,(1921-2010), professor of Political Geography at Caltech Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California was a renowned specialist on Africa, race and ethnic relations. In his scores of trips to the African continent, he visited every country and lived in South Africa and some others for extended periods. While he expressed opposition to race discrimination and the negative aspects of apartheid measures, he also strongly rejected violence and international pressures to isolate South Africa. He saw such pressures as counterproductive in affecting change. This article deals with his endeavour to build bridges of understanding between and with South Africans so as to bring about change in these policies and as a counter to the growing international pressures to impose harmful sanctions and isolation. It sketches the means by which Munger pursued his objectives through various organisations, among them the leader exchange programmes under US-SALEP, the African Studies Association, Nieman Fellowship Awards and the Cape of Good Hope Foundation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher School for Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University en_US
dc.subject Opposition to discriminatory measures in Apartheid
dc.subject Opposition to isolation
dc.subject Boycotts and punitory measures
dc.subject Contact, dialogue and bridge building with South Africa
dc.subject US-SALEP, the African Studies Association
dc.subject Nieman Fellowship Awards
dc.subject Cape of Good Hope Foundation
dc.title Edwin S Munger 1922 - 2010: Academic bridge-builder in South Africa. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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