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  • Prisoners of the Past: South African Democracy and the Legacy of Minority Rule

    Prisoners of the Past: South African Democracy and the Legacy of Minority Rule
    av Steven Friedman

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776146857

    Building on the work of economic historian Douglass North and Ugandan political scholar Mahmood Mamdani, Friedman argues that the difficulties besetting South African democracy are legacies of the past, not products of the post-1994 era South Africa…

  • Land, Law and Chiefs in Rural South Africa: Contested Histories and Current Struggles

    Land, Law and Chiefs in Rural South Africa: Contested Histories and Current Struggles

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776146802

    This edited collection illustrates contestations over land and political authority in South Africa's rural areas, focusing on threats to popular rights and how they are being supported. Who controls the land and minerals in the former Bantustans of…

  • Cape Radicals

    Cape Radicals
    av Crain Soudien

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776143177

    In 1937, a group of young Capetonians, socialist intellectuals from the Workers’ Party of South Africa, embarked on a remarkable public education and cultural project. They called it the New Era Fellowship (NEF). In different forums – pu…

  • Surfacing: On Being Black and Feminist in South Africa

    Surfacing: On Being Black and Feminist in South Africa

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776146130

  • Decolonising the Human

    Decolonising the Human

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776146512

    Decolonising the Human examines the ongoing project of constituting 'the human' in light of the durability of coloniality and the persistence of multiple oppressions. The 'human' emerges as a deeply political category, historically constructed as a…

  • Becoming Men

    Becoming Men
    av Malose Langa

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776145676

    Becoming Men is the story of 32 boys from Alexandra, one of Johannesburg's largest townships, over a period of twelve seminal years in which they negotiate manhood and masculinity. Psychologist and academic Malose Langa documents in close detail wha…

  • Precarious Power

    Precarious Power
    av Susan Booysen

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776146451

    What happens when a former liberation movement turned political party loses its dominance but survives because no opposition party is able to succeed it? The trends are established: South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) is in decline. Its h…

  • The Eland?s people

    The Eland?s people

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868144983

    Only 1000 copies of People of the Eland were printed in 1976. It was neither reissued nor reprinted. It has become one of the rarest and most expensive of all books on the African past. One of the things that most disturbed Patricia Vinnicombe while…

  • San Elders Speak: Ancestral Knowledge of the Kalahari San

    San Elders Speak: Ancestral Knowledge of the Kalahari San
    av Lucinda Backwell, Francesco D'Errico

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776146635

    This richly illustrated book documents indigenous knowledge and uses of San material culture and artifacts collected a century ago, as described by KhoiSan elders to the authors San material culture has been a subject of study for many researchers a…

  • Destroying Democracy

    Destroying Democracy

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776146994

    Democracy is being destroyed. This is a crisis that expresses itself in the rising authoritarianism visible in divisive and exclusionary politics, populist political parties and movements, increased distrust in fact-based information and news, and t…

  • Public Intellectuals in South Africa

    Public Intellectuals in South Africa
    av Chris Broodryk

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776146895

    Edward Said described a public intellectual as someone who uses accessible language to address a designated public on matters of social and political significance. The essays in Public Intellectuals in South Africa apply this interpretive prism and…

  • Colour, Class and Community - The Natal Indian Congress, 1971-1994

    Colour, Class and Community - The Natal Indian Congress, 1971-1994
    av Ashwin Desai

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776147151

    The history and inner workings of the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) against the canvas of the major political developments in South Africa during the 1970s and 1980s up to the first democratic elections in 1994.

  • Babel Unbound

    Babel Unbound

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776145898

    The notion that societies mediate issues through certain kinds of engagement is at the heart of the democratic project and often centres on an imagined public sphere where this takes place. But this imagined foundation of how we live collectively ap…

  • District Six Revisited

    District Six Revisited

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868144525

    District Six Revisited is set to become the definitive collection of photographs of this vibrant suburb in Cape Town, whose destruction in terms of the apartheid 'Group Areas Act' became a symbol of the inhumanity suffered by the people of South Afr…

  • Mfecane Aftermath

    Mfecane Aftermath

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868142521

    Was the ""mfecane"" a figment of historians' imagination as Julian Cobbing contends? How large a responsibility do Shaka and the Zulu people bear for the social turbulence in South-central and South-east Africa in the early decades of the 19th centu…

  • Racism After Apartheid: Challenges for Marxism and Anti-Racism

    Racism After Apartheid: Challenges for Marxism and Anti-Racism

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776144631

    Racism after Apartheid, volume four of the Democratic Marxism series, brings together leading scholars and activists from around the world studying and challenging racism In eleven thematically rich and conceptually informed chapters, the contributo…

  • People Of The Eland

    People Of The Eland

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868144976

    First published in 1976, People of the Eland was the first major step away from the outsider's view upon San rock art that had dominated studies of rock art for nearly a century. The title, an account of the rock art of the San of the Drakensberg Ra…

  • Power in Action: Democracy, Citizenship and Social Justice

    Power in Action: Democracy, Citizenship and Social Justice
    av Steven Friedman

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776144587

    Argues that South Africans, like everyone else, need democracy for a more equal society What are democracies meant to do? And how does one know when one is a democratic state? These incisive questions and more by leading political scientist, Steven…

  • You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock / Wathint? Abafazi, Wathint? Imbokotho

    You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock / Wathint? Abafazi, Wathint? Imbokotho

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776147205

    You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock / Wathint’Abafazi, Wathint’Imbokodo is a bristling example of protest theatre making during the height of apartheid. Created in ensemble fashion in 1986 by director Phyllis Klotz in collaboration wit…

  • And Wrote My Story Anyway: Black South African Women's Novels as Feminism

    And Wrote My Story Anyway: Black South African Women's Novels as Feminism
    av Barbara Boswell

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776146222

    Critically examines influential novels in English by eminent black female writers Studying these writers' key engagements with nationalism, race and gender during apartheid and the transition to democracy, Barbara Boswell traces the ways in which bl…

  • Labour Beyond Cosatu

    Labour Beyond Cosatu

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776140534

    Labour Beyond Cosatu is the fifth publication in the Taking Democracy Seriously project which started in 1994 and comprises of surveys of the opinions, attitudes and lifestyles of members of trade unions affiliated to the Congress of South African T…

  • Tshepang

    Tshepang
    av Lara Foot Newton

    Pocket - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868144150

    In 2001 South Africa was devestated by the news of a brutal rape of a nine-month-old child who came to be known as baby Tshepang. Once the story of baby Tshepang hit the headlines, the scab was torn off a festering wound. Weaving together 'twenty th…

  • Bury Me at the Marketplace

    Bury Me at the Marketplace

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868144891

    When Chabani Manganyi published the first edition of selected letters twenty-five years ago as a companion volume to ""Exiles and Homecomings: A Biography of Es'kia Mphahlele"", the idea of Mphahlele's death was remote and poetic. The title, ""Bury…

  • Like Family: Domestic Workers in South African History and Literature

    Like Family: Domestic Workers in South African History and Literature
    av Ena Jansen

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776144594

    An analytic and historical perspective of literary texts to understand the position of domestic workers in South Africa More than a million black South African women are domestic workers. Precariously situated between urban and rural areas, rich and…

  • The Closest of Strangers

    The Closest of Strangers
    av Judith Lutge-Coullie

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868143887

    The experiences of women from all race groups, classes, and political persuasions are brought to life in this compelling collection of extracts. Living in close proximity but often in vastly different realities, South African women were, in many way…

  • What is Slavery to Me?

    What is Slavery to Me?
    av Pumla Dineo Gqola

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868145072

    Much has been made about South Africa's transition from histories of colonialism, slavery and apartheid. ""Memory"" features prominently in the country's reckoning with its pasts. While there has been an outpouring of academic essays, anthologies an…

  • Material Matters

    Material Matters
    av Brenda Schmahmann, Albany Museum (Grahamstown, Brenda Schmahmann

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868143528

    Needlework made by collectives is a significant contemporary art form in Southern Africa. The outcome of initiatives directed at upgrading the economic position of women, these art works are devised as vehicles through which women can support themse…

  • Bats of Southern and Central Africa

    Bats of Southern and Central Africa
    av Ara Monadjem

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868145089

    Several years in the making, this book is due to be co-published by Wits University Press and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) in early 2010 as a full-colour book including colour plates of bats, skull photographs, and spect…

  • Memory Against Forgetting

    Memory Against Forgetting
    av Rusty Bernstein

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776141548

    `The silence of the cell is less disturbing than the deliberate silence of the human beings who come and go. I know that it is part of the process, designed to break my morale, but that doesn’t make it any easier. I calculate that I am speakin…

  • Entanglement

    Entanglement
    av Sarah Nuttall

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868144761

    This original book is a much needed and far reaching exploration of post-apartheid South African life worlds. ""Entanglement"" aims to capture the contradictory mixture of innovation and inertia, of loss, violence and xenophobia as well as experimen…

  • uKhahlamba

    uKhahlamba
    av John Wright, Aron Mazel

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868145287

    This is an abbreviated version of Tracks in a Mountain Range, and is published in dual format in English and isiZulu. The uKhahlamba mountains have been the home of many different groups of people for a very long time.

  • Do South Africans Exist?

    Do South Africans Exist?
    av Ivor Chipkin

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868144457

    Do South Africans Exist? addresses a gap in contemporary studies of nationalism and the nation, providing a critical study of South African nationalism, against a broader context of African nationalism in general. Narratives of resistance, telling o…

  • Thinking Freedom in Africa

    Thinking Freedom in Africa
    av Michael Neocosmos

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868148660

    This is a book of theory written from Africa. Its concern is the development of concepts for an understanding of emancipatory politics in Africa in particular, and in the Third World in general. `Politics’ here means consciousness, ideology, p…

  • Life of Bone

    Life of Bone

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868145393

    Life of Bone brings into sharp relief, and interrogates, the abutting practices of the scientific and the artistic, practices which have co-existed since the beginning of our species. It's based on an exhibition, scheduled to open in May 2011 at the…

  • Somewhere on the Border

    Somewhere on the Border
    av Anthony Akerman

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868145607

    Somewhere on the Border was written by Anthony Akerman while in exile more than two decades ago. The play was intercepted in the post and banned as a publication by the apartheid censors because the language was considered ‘offensive’ an…

  • Dunga Manzi/Stirring Waters

    Dunga Manzi/Stirring Waters
    av Johannesburg Art Gallery

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868144495

    This full-colour book showcases some of South Africa's most treasured heritage, aiming to make readers aware of the high degree of artistic skill that exists in South Africa.""Dungamanzi/Stirring Waters"" features Tsonga and Shangaan art, culture an…

  • Politics and Community-Based Research

    Politics and Community-Based Research

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776143849

    Politics and Community-Based Research: Perspectives from Yeoville Studio, Johannesburg provides a textured analysis of a contested urban space that will resonate with other contested urban spaces around the world and challenges researchers involved…

  • Visual Century: 1990 - 2007: Vol 4

    Visual Century: 1990 - 2007: Vol 4

    Övrigt - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868145270

    Visual Century: South African Art is a four-volume publication that reappraises South African visual art of the 20th century from a postapartheid perspective. It is the only publication that provides an overview of a century of South African art, wi…

  • Seeking Sanctuary: Stories of Sexuality, Faith and Migration

    Seeking Sanctuary: Stories of Sexuality, Faith and Migration

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776147113

    A glimpse into the lives of LGBTQ migrants in Johannesburg, in their own words Seeking Sanctuary brings together poignant life stories from fourteen lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) migrants, refugees and asylum seekers living in Joha…

  • Contradicting Maternity

    Contradicting Maternity
    av Carol Long

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868144945

    Drawing on rich and poignant interviews with mothers who have been diagnosed HIV-positive, ""Contradicting Maternity"" provides a rare perspective of motherhood from the mother's point of view. Whereas motherhood is often assumed to be a secondary i…

  • The Disorder of Things

    The Disorder of Things
    av John Masterson

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868145706

    Nuruddin Farah is widely regarded as one of the most sophisticated voices in contemporary world literature. Michel Foucault is revered as one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, with his discursive legacy providing inspiration f…

  • Precarious Power: Compliance and Discontent Under Ramaphosa's ANC

    Precarious Power: Compliance and Discontent Under Ramaphosa's ANC
    av Susan Booysen

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776146499

    An incisive analysis of South Africa's ANC power-as party, as government, as state South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) is in decline, its hegemony has been weakened, its legitimacy diluted. President Cyril Ramaphosa's appointment suspende…

  • The African National Congress and the Regeneration of Political Power

    The African National Congress and the Regeneration of Political Power
    av Susan Booysen

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868145423

    In the twenty years of transitional and democratic politics in South Africa, Susan Booysen constantly traversed two worlds, as direct observer and analyst-researcher. First, there is the world of the African National Congress (ANC), in which there i…

  • War Against Ourselves

    War Against Ourselves
    av Jacklyn Cock

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868144570

    For many people 'nature' means wilderness and wild animals. It is experienced indirectly through magazines and television programmes or through visiting the highly managed environments of national parks. Nature, however, is not external, separate fr…

  • Can Themba

    Can Themba

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776147311

    Mahala's biography gives insight into the life and writing of Can Themba (1924-1967), an iconic figure of the South African literary world and Drum journalist who died in exile Can Themba: The Intellectual Tsotsi, a Biography brings to life the icon…

  • Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto

    Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto
    av Simonne Horwitz

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868147472

    Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto illustrates how this rapidly growing, underfunded but surprisingly effective institution found the niche that allowed it to exist, to provide medical care to a massive patient body and at times even to flourish in the ap…

  • Racism After Apartheid

    Racism After Apartheid

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776143061

    Racism After Apartheid, volume four of the Democratic Marxism series, brings together leading scholars and activists from around the world studying and challenging racism. In eleven thematically rich and conceptually informed chapters, the contribut…

  • And Wrote My Story Anyway

    And Wrote My Story Anyway
    av Barbara Boswell

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776146185

    Part literary history, part feminist historiography And Wrote My Story Anyway: Novels by Black South African Women critically examines influential novels in English by eminent black female writers. Studying these writers' key engagements with nation…

  • Sterkfontein

    Sterkfontein

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781868144211

    This guide to Sterkfontein is the second in a series of short books on South Africa's World Heritage Sites. Written by specialists and generously illustrated, the series aims to provide accurate and accessible introductions to the sites, and to make…

  • Seeking Sanctuary

    Seeking Sanctuary
    av John Marnell

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781776147106

    Seeking Sanctuary brings together life stories from LGBT migrants, refugees and asylum seekers living in Johannesburg and their battle to reconcile faith with their sexual identity.