Class and Consciousness: The Black Petty Bourgeoisie in South Africa, 1924 to 1950

Synopsis

A valuable source for anyone interested in modern South African history, this is the first book to discuss the emergence and nature of the black bourgeoisie in South Africa in its historical context as a class in itself and for itself.' The book investigates the economics background, social origins, and cultural consciousness of the black petty bourgeoise and how it deployed a wide range of class-specific social and cultural networks. It also considers the influence of special cultural factors, entrepreneurial ideologies and experiences, and radical ideologies and experiences.