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Young People’s Engagement with the Geopolitics of Anti-Apartheid Solidarity in1980s’ London

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posted on 07.05.2015, 10:11 by Gavin Brown, Helen Yaffe
[From intorduction] In the late 1980s, children, teenagers and young adults were central to sustaining the antiapartheid Non-Stop Picket of the South African embassy in London. The Picket was organised by City of London Anti-Apartheid Group [City Group, for short], with its central demand being the unconditional release of Nelson Mandela. It started on 19 April 1986 and continued outside South Africa House, twenty-four hours a day, until Mandela was released from gaol in February 1990 (Brown and Yaffe 2013; 2014). This chapter considers youth involvement in British anti-apartheid activism as a means of exploring how children and young people engage in geopolitics. We argue that youthful concerns about global geopolitics are always entangled with the everyday politics of growing-up.

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Citation

Brown, G;Yaffe, H, Young People’s Engagement with the Geopolitics of Anti-Apartheid Solidarity in1980s’ London, ed. Benwell, M;Hopkins, P, 'Children, Young People, and Critical Geopolitics', Ashgate

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/Department of Geography/Human Geography

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Brown

Publisher

Ashgate

isbn

978-1-4724-4493-6;978-1-4724-4494-3;978-1-4724-4495-0

Publisher version

http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472444936

Editors

Benwell, M;Hopkins, P

Book series

Children, Young People, and Critical Geopolitics

Language

en