Publications

2019
Bethlehem, Louise, Lindelwa Dalamba, and Uhuru Phalafala, ed.Cultural Solidarities: Itineraries of Anti-Apartheid Expressive Culture.” Safundi Special Issue, 2019, 20, 2. Publisher's Version
Bethlehem, Louise, Lindelwa Dalamba, and Uhuru Phalafala. “Cultural solidarities: itineraries of anti-apartheid expressive culture—introduction to the special issue.” Safundi 20, no. 2 (2019): 143-152. Publisher's Version
Dalamba, Lindelwa. “The Blue Notes: South African jazz and the limits of avant-garde solidarities in late 1960s London.” Safundi 20, no. 2 (2019): 213-238. Publisher's Version
Chakrabarti, Gautam. “From Moscow with love: Soviet cultural politics across India in the Cold War.” Safundi 20, no. 2 (2019): 239-257. Publisher's Version
Bethlehem, Louise. “Stenographic fictions: Mary Benson’s At the Still Point and the South African political trial.” Safundi 20, no. 2 (2019): 193-212. Publisher's Version PDF
Zalmanovich, Tal. ““What is needed is an ecumenical act of solidarity:” the World Council of Churches, the 1969 Notting Hill Consultation on Racism, and the anti-apartheid struggle.” Safundi 20, no. 2 (2019): 174-192. Publisher's Version PDF
Talve-Goodman, Sarika. “Cold War carceral liberalism and other counternarratives: the case of Alan Paton’sCry, the Beloved Country.” Safundi 20, no. 2 (2019): 153-173. Publisher's Version PDF
Arieli, Roni Mikel. “Remembering the Holocaust in a Racial State: Cultural and Discursive Aspects of Holocaust Memory in South Africa from Apartheid to Democracy (1948-1994).” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2019. Roni Mikel Arieli PhD
2018
Bethlehem, Louise, Lindelwa Dalamba, Gül Bilge Han,  Stefan Helgesson, and Uhuru Phalafala, ed.Cultural solidarities: apartheid and the anticolonial commons of world literature.” Safundi Special Issue, 2018, 19, 3. Publisher's Version
Bethlehem, Louise. “Restless Itineraries: Antiapartheid Expressive Culture and Transnational Historiography.” Social Text 36, no. 3 (2018). Publisher's Version
Zalmanovich, Tal. “Screening Solidarity in Late 1960s Britain:Racism, Anti-Apartheid, and a Televised Debate. .” Critical Arts (2018). Publisher's Version
Bethlehem, Louise, Lindelwa Dalamba, Gül Bilge Han, Stefan Helgesson, and Uhuru Phalafala. “Cultural solidarities: preamble.” Safundi 19, no. 3 (2018):  257-259. Publisher's Version
Helgesson, Stefan, Louise Bethlehem, and Gül Bilge Han. “Cultural solidarities: apartheid and the anticolonial commons of world literature.” Safundi 19, no. 3 (2018): 260-268. Publisher's Version
Hashachar, Yair.Guinea Unbound: Performing Pan-African Cultural Citizenship Between Algiers 1969 and the Guinean National Festivals.” Interventions August (2018): 1-19. Publisher's Version
Levi, Ron. ““The Musical Diplomacy of a Landless Ambassador: Hugh Masekela between Monterey '67 and Zaire '74.”.” Interventions August (2018). Publisher's Version
Zalmanovich,  Tal."From Apartheid South Africa to Socialist Budapest and Back: Communism, Race, and Cold War Journeys." .” Stichproben - Vienna Journal of African Studies  18, no. 34 (2018): 111-134. Publisher's Version
2017
Giladi, Rotem. “Rotem Giladi; Negotiating Identity: Israel, Apartheid, and the United Nations, 1949–1952.” The English Historical Review 132, no. 559 (2017): 1440–1472. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Orthodox historiographies on Israel’s early policies in ‘black’ Africa and its relations with ‘white’ South Africa commonly, if disjointedly, assert that the state’s Jewish identity had played, in the early 1960s, a key role in Israel’s participation in the international ‘struggle against apartheid’. Revisiting this assertion, I examine Israel’s involvement in early United Nations debates on South Africa’s race policies. I trace the making of Israel’s position on South Africa’s treatment of persons of Indian origins in preparation for the 1950 General Assembly; present Israel’s voting praxis in that session; and demonstrate the persistence of both position and praxis in the 1952 Assembly session where apartheid first appeared on the UN agenda. Against the grain of existing accounts, I argue first that, on Africa, Israel’s multilateral diplomacy preceded its bilateral diplomacy; Israel’s encounter with Africa began not in the early 1960s but with its 1949 UN admission, compelling its envoys to vote and reflect on African and colonial questions, including apartheid. Secondly, I demonstrate that Israel approached apartheid with equivocation; at the UN, its diplomats devised and acted on a formula allowing them, in their words, ‘to have our cake and eat it’—even if, on the whole, Israel’s diplomatic praxis was far more progressive than that of Western states. Thirdly, I demonstrate how Jewish identity, constructed through the prism of Israel’s foundational ideology, affected such equivocation: it defined Israel’s dilemma on apartheid but, at the same time, also offered a route out of that conundrum. Finally, I illustrate that the elasticity of Jewish identity displayed by Israel’s envoys drew on sensibilities that were often formed in South Africa itself by their own previous encounters with racially-managed society and, later, with apartheid.

Levin, Ayala. “South African 'Know-How' and Israeli 'Facts of Life': The Planning of Afridar, Ashkelon, 1949-1956.” Planning Perspectives (2017). Publisher's Version
Hashachar, Yair. “Playing the Backbeat in Conakry: Miriam Makeba and the Cultural Politics of Sékou Touré’s Guinea, 1968–1986.” Social Dynamics 43, no. 2 (2017): 259-273. Publisher's Version
Levi, Ron. “Zaire ’74: Politicising the Sound Event.” Social Dynamics 43, no. 2 (2017): 184-198. Publisher's Version

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