Imagining nation, state, and order in the mid-twentieth century

Kronos. 2011;37(1):12-22

 

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Journal Title: Kronos

ISSN: 0259-0190 (Print); 2309-9585 (Online)

Publisher: University of the Western Cape, Centre for Humanities Research and the History Department

Society/Institution: University of the Western Cape, Centre for Humanities Research and the History Department

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History of Africa | History (General) and history of Europe: History (General)

Country of publisher: South Africa

Language of fulltext: English

Full-text formats available: PDF

 

AUTHORS

Ryan M Irwin

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 24 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

This essay considers the relationship between the United Nations and the Third World. Using the apartheid debate as a framing device, it explores Indian and African nationalism in the mid-1940s and early 1960s. In focusing on themes of nationhood, statehood, and international order, the essay explicates the factors that separated Indian nationalists from their contemporaries in Africa, and hints at a novel portrait of the Third World as a contested political project in the mid-twentieth century.