El poder iterativo: Herbert Gladstone y el proyecto imperial británico en Sudáfrica a principios del siglo xx

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Unión Sudafricana
Herbert Gladstone
poder iterativo

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Fraser, Alistair. 2018. "El poder iterativo: Herbert Gladstone y el proyecto imperial británico en Sudáfrica a principios del siglo xx". Estudios de Asia y África 53 (2): 319-349. https://doi.org/10.24201/eaa.v53i2.2403
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Con base en documentos de archivo relacionados con Herbert Gladstone, primer gobernador general de la Unión Sudafricana de 1910 a 1914, se explora la adopción del poder iterativo, centrado en la inevitable falibilidad de las personas encargadas de la toma de decisiones, que responden a la disposición espacial de diversos materiales y flujos, y tratan de alterarlos. Centrándose en la interacción de Gladstone en un incidente crítico en 1914, se revela cómo imaginó alterar la geografía única del país; sin embargo, también se evidencia la manera en que el poder iterativo que él manifestó, finalmente, fue incapaz de gestionar la dinámica de la acumulación capitalista, de la cuestión racial y del proyecto imperial en Sudáfrica.


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