Making a community : Indians in Cape Town, circa 1900-1980s

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Phimister, Ian R en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Dawood, Zohra Bibi en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-13T13:04:16Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-13T13:04:16Z
dc.date.issued 1993 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Dawood, Z. 1993. Making a community : Indians in Cape Town, circa 1900-1980s. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14957
dc.description Summary in English. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The contention underlying this dissertation is that ethnic identity and notions of community in South Africa are the result of several intertwined processes, which include historic interventions by the state to create 'groups' and 'nations' as building blocks for apartheid structures. These processes also encompass initiatives by those oppressed to constitute 'oppositional' communities. Both sets of activities have occurred in specific historical and material circumstances. By focusing specifically on a 'group' descended largely from merchant forebears, this study of Cape Indians examines the significance over time of the class, caste and religious cleavages within a constructed 'community'. Moreover, this dissertation discusses the effects of political currents on Indians in the Western Cape whose relatively more privileged position in relation to Indians in Natal and the Transvaal has been instrumental in isolating them from most of the events in the other provinces. It is hoped that this dissertation will contribute not only to the history of the Western Cape but, in a broader sense, also to the history of Indians in South Africa. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other East Indians - South Africa - Cape Town en_ZA
dc.title Making a community : Indians in Cape Town, circa 1900-1980s en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Historical Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Dawood, Z. B. (1993). <i>Making a community : Indians in Cape Town, circa 1900-1980s</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14957 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Dawood, Zohra Bibi. <i>"Making a community : Indians in Cape Town, circa 1900-1980s."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 1993. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14957 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Dawood ZB. Making a community : Indians in Cape Town, circa 1900-1980s. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 1993 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14957 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Dawood, Zohra Bibi AB - The contention underlying this dissertation is that ethnic identity and notions of community in South Africa are the result of several intertwined processes, which include historic interventions by the state to create 'groups' and 'nations' as building blocks for apartheid structures. These processes also encompass initiatives by those oppressed to constitute 'oppositional' communities. Both sets of activities have occurred in specific historical and material circumstances. By focusing specifically on a 'group' descended largely from merchant forebears, this study of Cape Indians examines the significance over time of the class, caste and religious cleavages within a constructed 'community'. Moreover, this dissertation discusses the effects of political currents on Indians in the Western Cape whose relatively more privileged position in relation to Indians in Natal and the Transvaal has been instrumental in isolating them from most of the events in the other provinces. It is hoped that this dissertation will contribute not only to the history of the Western Cape but, in a broader sense, also to the history of Indians in South Africa. DA - 1993 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1993 T1 - Making a community : Indians in Cape Town, circa 1900-1980s TI - Making a community : Indians in Cape Town, circa 1900-1980s UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14957 ER - en_ZA


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