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Living Politics In South Africa S Urban Shacklands

Author : Kerry Ryan Chance
ISBN : 9780226519838
Genre : Social Science
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While much has been written on post-apartheid social movements in South Africa, most discussion centers on ideal forms of movements, disregarding the reality and agency of the activists themselves. In Living Politics, Kerry Ryan Chance radically flips the conversation by focusing on the actual language and humanity of post-apartheid activists rather than the external, idealistic commentary of old. Tracking everyday practices and interactions between poor residents and state agents in South Africa’s shack settlements, Chance investigates the rise of nationwide protests since the late 1990s. Based on ethnography in Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg, the book analyzes the criminalization of popular forms of politics that were foundational to South Africa’s celebrated democratic transition. Chance argues that we can best grasp the increasingly murky line between “the criminal” and “the political” with a “politics of living” that casts slum and state in opposition to one another. Living Politics shows us how legitimate domains of politics are redefined, how state sovereignty is forcibly enacted, and how the production of new citizen identities crystallize at the intersections of race, gender, and class.

Historical Dictionary Of South Africa

Author : Christopher Saunders
ISBN : 9781538130261
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Historical Dictionary of South Africa, Third Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as aspects of the country's politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Adventure Capital

Author : Julie Kleinman
ISBN : 9780520304406
Genre : Social Science
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Paris’s Gare du Nord is one of the busiest international transit centers in the world. In the past three decades, it has become an important hub for West African migrants—self-fashioned adventurers—navigating life in the city. In this groundbreaking work, Julie Kleinman chronicles how West Africans use the Gare du Nord to create economic opportunities, confront police harassment, and forge connections to people outside of their communities. Drawing on ten years of ethnographic research, including an internship at the French national railway company, Kleinman reveals how racial inequality is ingrained in the order of Parisian public space. She vividly describes the extraordinary ways that African migrants retool French transit infrastructure to build alternative pathways toward social and economic integration where state institutions have failed. In doing so, these adventurers defy boundaries—between migrant and citizen, center and periphery, neighbor and stranger—that have shaped urban planning and immigration policy. Adventure Capital offers a new understanding of contemporary migration and belonging, capturing the central role that West African migrants play in revitalizing French urban life.

Political Values And Narratives Of Resistance

Author : Fiona Anciano
ISBN : 9781000362145
Genre : Science
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This book brings together multidisciplinary perspectives to explore how political values and acts of resistance impact the delivery of social justice in post-colonial states. Everyday life in post-colonial states, such as South Africa and Zimbabwe, is characterized by injustices that have both a historical and contemporary nature. From fishers in Cape Town accused of poaching, to residents of Bulawayo demanding access to water, this book focuses on the relationship between the state and groups that have been historically oppressed due to being on the margins of the political, economic and social system. It draws on empirical research from 12 scholars looking at cases in Brazil, India, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Chapters explore questions such as what citizens, especially those from marginalized groups, want from the state. The book looks at the political values of citizens and how these are formed in the process of engaging with the state and through everyday injustices. It also asks why and how citizens resist the state, with examples of protest, as well as less visible forms of resistance reflecting complex histories and power relations. Finally, the book explores how narratives and counter-narratives reveal the nature of political values and perceptions of what is just. Taken together these elements show the evolution of post-colonial social contracts. Examining important themes in political science, anthropology, sociology and urban geography, this book will appeal to scholars and students interested in political values, justice, social movements and resistance.

South African Literary Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105020645441
Genre : Books
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A Dictionary Of South African English On Historical Principles

Author : Rhodes University. Dictionary Unit for South African English
ISBN : UOM:39015058207005
Genre : English language
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A Dictionary of South African English is the fullest ever study of the English language in South Africa. The result of 25 years of work, this dictionary has been researched and written according to historical principles. However, as well as recording examples of South African English goingback to the sixteenth century, the dictionary also provides an insight into the dramatic political and cultural changes in South Africa's history by examining the country's ever changing language right up to the present day. Research into language has involved the contributions of hundreds ofindividual South Africans, as well as extensive research into all other forms of the written and spoken language. Diverse and informative entries include robot (a traffic light), bakkie (a small truck), bond (a mortgage), and brinjals (aubergines). The dictionary includes such areas as children'sslang, the vocabulary of soldiers, the mines, local music terms, the townships, food, and a detailed look at the complex language of apartheid. English words originating from all the country's groups are recorded, including words from Dutch/Afrikaans, the Malayo-Indonesian languages, the Indian,Khoisan, Nguni, and Sotho languages.

South African Pressclips

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ISBN : UVA:X002128367
Genre : South Africa
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My Life In The New South Africa

Author : Ted Leggett
ISBN : STANFORD:36105073304029
Genre : Letter writing
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My Life in the New South Africa is written by the youth themselves, and gives a unique insight into the thoughts and concerns of South Africans under the age of 30. In 1996 the Quality of Life Monitoring Unit at the University of Natal held a letter-writing contest, and this book is a digest of the responses they received. Young people from across the nation wrote in-shack dwellers and suburban scholars, boarding school pupils and prison inmates. The diversity and distinctiveness of the rainbow nation's youth are represented here. This is their message to their fellow South Africans.

Africa Research Bulletin

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123417201
Genre : Africa
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A Context For Violence

Author : Ashwin Desai
ISBN : MSU:31293010336620
Genre : Blacks
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The Developer

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105073014941
Genre : Economic development projects
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Mounting Queen Victoria

Author : Steven C. Dubin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114498541
Genre : Democracy
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"South African society has been refashioned since the first democratic elections were held in 1994; if democracy is the theory then transformation is the practice. This is apparent in the nation's museums, where collections and exhibition policies, staff and audiences have been changed in fundamental ways. Such changes have impacted the range of these institutions, including those focusing on art, natural history and science, cultural history, local events, and military matters. Steven C. Dubin examines in Mounting Queen Victoria the various strategies museums have adopted to shed their former ideological biases and become more inclusive. This book also notes that in this process, museums have developed into lively centres of debate - noisy democratic forums recovering the past and generating fresh information"--Publisher's website.

African Defence Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105071172337
Genre : Africa
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Regional Development Dialogue

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ISBN : UCSD:31822033997974
Genre : Asia
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An international journal focusing on third world development problems.


Author : Doris Kurella
ISBN : 3777434825
Genre : Aztec art
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Lost Generation Found

Author : Valerie Møller
ISBN : STANFORD:36105082381554
Genre : Leisure
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Current Research In Industrial Relations

Author : Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. Conference
ISBN : CORNELL:31924060560202
Genre : Industrial relations
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Poverty And Inequality In South Africa

Author : Julian May
ISBN : 1856498085
Genre : History
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The new South Africa has encountered some successes, but also many disappointments since the democratic transition of the 1990s, including the obdurate continuation of extreme poverty and huge inequality. This book is based on a recent major report prepared by South African researchers for Thabo Mbeki, now the country’s President. It presents a comprehensive portrait of the facts of South African poverty, examining the state of the country in terms of education and training, health care, HIV/AIDS, malnutriton, welfare, crime, as well as access to services like water, sanitation, energy, transport and communications.

Living On Durban S Fringe

Author : Robin Richards
ISBN : IND:30000054073972
Genre : Durban (South Africa)
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