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Unmasking the spectre of xenophobia : experiences of foreign nations living in the 'zone of non-being' : a case study of Yeoville

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dc.contributor.advisor Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo J.
dc.contributor.author Sibanda, Alois Baleni
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-03T06:42:49Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-03T06:42:49Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08
dc.identifier.citation Sibanda, Alois Baleni (2014) Unmasking the spectre of xenophobia : experiences of foreign nations living in the 'zone of non-being' : a case study of Yeoville, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18681> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18681
dc.description.abstract This study deploys the decolonial epistemic perspective in an attempt to unmask the spectre of xenophobia. The decolonial epistemic thinking is in turn predicated on three important concepts, namely coloniality of power, coloniality of being and coloniality of knowledge. The study is focused on understanding the dynamics of the violent May 2008 attacks that took place in Alexandra and Yeoville. It problematised the use of the term xenophobia. The term occludes rather than enlightening the complex phenomenon of violence. Such violence has consistently and systematically engulfed people living in poor predominantly black areas of residence such as Yeoville and Alexandra. The study also used empirical evidence collected from the field to support its central arguments. What has been understood as xenophobia is in actual fact, part of the manifestation and outcome of abject living conditions of the poor. This study argues that what manifests itself as xenophobia is an additional element to various forms of violence taking place in locales such as Alexandra and Yeoville, places that decolonial theorists term ‘zones of non-being,’ where violent death is a constitutive part of human existence. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 95 leaves) : illustrations
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Coloniality of power en
dc.subject Coloniality of being en
dc.subject Coloniality of knowledge en
dc.subject Zone of non-being en
dc.subject Citizenship en
dc.subject Decolonial epistemic perspective en
dc.subject Belonging en
dc.subject Global designs of power en
dc.subject Race and violence en
dc.subject.ddc 305.9069140968
dc.subject.lcsh Xenophobia -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Race awareness -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Race riots -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnic conflict -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Case studies
dc.title Unmasking the spectre of xenophobia : experiences of foreign nations living in the 'zone of non-being' : a case study of Yeoville en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Development Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Development Studies)


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