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Unfree Black Labor: The Telos of History and the Struggle against Racialized Capitalism

Drucilla Cornell and Kenneth Michael Panfilio

in Symbolic Forms for a New Humanity

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780823232505
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235643 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823232505.003.0006

Series: Just Ideas

Unfree Black Labor: The Telos of History and the Struggle against Racialized Capitalism

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This chapter attempts to resymbolize apartheid and examines the history of South Africa under the narration of black unfree labor. It explains the negative impact of colonization on the black majority in South Africa, and proposes possible courses of action should the unfree black labor be freed from the brutal chains of exploitation. The chapter also analyzes the works of Sampie Terreblanche to trace the historical developments of racialized capital in South Africa and reviews Ernst Cassirer's understanding of the way in which a telos is always implied in any positing of history.

Keywords: apartheid; South Africa; unfree black labor; racialized capitalism; Sampie Terreblanche; Ernst Cassirer

Chapter.  10424 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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