'A great drama in the history of human development': the 'ecological perspective' of British anti-colonial and anti-apartheid activism in the 1950s

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of work-in-progress on the opening chapter of a book project examining the practices and ideologies of anti-colonialism in the 1950s and early 1960s: Peace, Decolonization and the Practice of Solidarity. In the book, I explore parallel strands of anti-colonial and peace movements and their entangled transnational connections; networks of activism that were largely, but not exclusively, reflections of a white politics of decolonization. My focus in this paper comprises two key themes of the opening chapter of this work, which addresses the conceptual and epistemological frameworks of anti-colonial and peace activism: notions of ‘development’ and ‘civilisation’.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021
EventHIstory Workshop Seminar Series - University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 26 May 202126 May 2021
https://www.wits.ac.za/history-workshop/events/

Conference

ConferenceHIstory Workshop Seminar Series
CountrySouth Africa
CityJohannesburg
Period26/05/2126/05/21
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Keywords

  • anti-colonial movements
  • Development

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