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xii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Apartheid victimhood before the courts
  • Reparation, representation, and class actions
  • Embodied memory and the social
  • The formation of the political
  • Emancipation from victimhood
  • Ethnographic experience and anthropological knowledge
  • Conclusion: The embodiment of experiences of violence as seeds of new forms of sociality.
Bodies of Truth offers an intimate account of how apartheid victims deal with the long-term effects of violence, focusing on the intertwined themes of embodiment, injury, victimhood, and memory. In 2002, victims of apartheid-era violence filed suit against multinational corporations, accusing them of aiding and abetting the security forces of the apartheid regime. While the litigation made its way through the U.S. courts, thousands of victims of gross human rights violations have had to cope with painful memories of violence. They have also confronted an official discourse claiming that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the 1990s sufficiently addressed past injuries. This book shows victims' attempts to emancipate from their experiences by participating in legal actions, but also by creating new forms of sociality among themselves and in relation to broader South African society.Rita Kesselring's ethnography draws on long-term research with members of the victim support group Khulumani and critical analysis of legal proceedings related to apartheid-era injury. Using juridical intervention as an entry point into the question of subjectivity, Kesselring asks how victimhood is experienced in the everyday for the women and men living on the periphery of Cape Town and in other parts of the country. She argues that the everyday practices of the survivors must be taken up by the state and broader society to allow for inclusive social change in a post-conflict setting.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804799782 20161024
Law Library (Crown)
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xxi, 369 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction - Graham Dawson and Stephen Hopkins Part I: Perspectives from the British State, politics and the military 1. 'The truth, the whole truth...': some British political and military memoirs of the Troubles - John Newsinger 2. 'I got shot through the head with an Armalite round' - Ted Aubertin 3. 'A real stirring in the nation': military families, British public opinion and withdrawal from Northern Ireland - Paul Dixon 4. The memoir-writing of the Wilson and Callaghan governments: the Labour Party and constitutional policy in Northern Ireland - Stephen Hopkins 5. British questions - Geoffrey Bell 6. 'The coach never arrived back at its destination' - Jenny McMahon 7. Serving in troubled times: British military personnel's memories and accounts of service in Northern Ireland - K. Neil Jenkings and Rachel Woodward Part II: Anti-state activisms 8. Something in the air: the rise of the Troops Out Movement - Aly Renwick 9. Memories of Sinn Fein Britain, 1975-85 - Susan O'Halloran 10. Policing the Irish community in Britain - Nadine Finch 11. 'Not our cup of tea': Irish and British feminist encounters in London during the Troubles - Ann Rossiter 12. Political delegations of women from Britain to the North of Ireland and the campaign against strip searching in the 1980s - Di Parkin Part III: Culture and the representation of the Troubles 13. 'Every man an emperor': the British press, Bloody Sunday and the image of the British Army - Greg McLaughlin and Stephen Baker 14. Suspect stories: William Trevor's portrayals of the Irish in London during the Troubles - Tony Murray 15. Writing as survival - Maude Casey 16. The 'oxygen of publicity' and the suffocation of censorship: British newspaper representations of the British broadcasting ban (1988-94) - Max Pettigrew 17. 'The Troubles we've seen': film, television drama and the Northern Irish conflict in Britain - John Hill Part IV: Memory, peace-building and 'dealing with the past' 18. Responding to the IRA bombing campaign in mainland Britain: the case of Warrington - Lesley Lelourec 19. 'There's no way out but through' - Annie Bowman 20. The Birmingham pub bombings, the Irish as a 'suspect community' and the memories of the O'Reilly family - Laura O'Reilly 21. 'Truth recovery' and the role of the security forces in the Northern Ireland Troubles - Aaron Edwards 22. Commemorating bonds of Union: remembering the Ulster Special Constabulary at the National Memorial Arboretum - L. J. Armstrong 23. 'I'd find a way to contribute to peace' - Jo Berry 24. Performance practices and conflict resolution: Jo Berry and Patrick Magee's Facing the Enemy - Verity Combe Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719096327 20161213
This ground-breaking book provides the first comprehensive investigation of the history and memory of the Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain. It examines the impacts of the conflict upon individual lives, political and social relationships, communities and culture in Britain, and explores how the people of Britain (including its Irish communities) have responded to, and engaged with the conflict, in the context of contested political narratives produced by the State and its opponents. Setting an agenda for further research and public debate, the book demonstrates that 'unfinished business' from the conflicted past persists unaddressed in Britain, and advocates the importance of acknowledging legacies, understanding histories and engaging with memories in the context of peace-building and reconciliation. Contributors include scholars from a wide range of disciplines (social, political and cultural history; politics; media, film and cultural studies; law; literature; performing arts; sociology; peace studies); activists, artists, writers and peace-builders; and people with direct personal experience of the conflict.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719096327 20161213
Green Library
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355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Raphaël Porteilla, Judith Hayem, Pierre-Paul Dika, Marianne Séverin -- Partie I Les luttes politiques et les transformations de l'Etat -- De la discrimination à l'apartheid : les prémices des luttes politiques en Afrique du Sud -- Les luttes politiques en Afrique du Sud contre l'apartheid : diversité des acteurs, pluralité des méthodes et concurrence des idéologies (1970-1994) -- D'une Alliance à une "dés-Alliance tripartite" : Les luttes au sein d'un particularisme sud-africain ANC-SACP-COSATU, un échec prévisible ? -- Les oppositions issues de l'ANC, les périls de l'alliance gouvernementale -- La procédure constituante et la Constitution sud-africaines comme enjeux de luttes politiques -- Vingt années de politique étrangère de la nouvelle Afrique du Sud (1994-2014) : entre valeurs et pragmatisme -- Partie II Revendications et controverses contemporaines -- Le développement inclusif en Afrique du Sud depuis la fin de l'apartheid -- La persistance d'un potentiel socialiste en Afrique du Sud : entre doutes et colère -- Afrique du Sud : la pauvreté dans la prospérité? -- Partie III Le renouvellement des luttes politiques -- L'accès à la propriété de l'Afrique du Sud du "milieu" : représentations, politiques et parcours résidentiels -- Le SIDA après la controverse : Dépolitisation, vieilles questions et nouveaux enjeux -- L'Etat sud-africain face à Marikana et Abahlali : la haine de la démocratie ? -- De la nature des luttes et des réactions qu'elles suscitent -- La lutte des femmes contre la violence et la pauvreté après vingt ans de démocratie : l'exemple du Centre Saartjie Baartman dans la province du Cap occidental -- Raisons et raisins de la colère dans les fermes commerciales à l'ombre d'une réforme agro-foncière impuissante en Afrique du Sud -- 2008 et 2015, pistes d'interprétation de deux flambées xénophobes en Afrique du Sud -- Partie IV L'émergence de nouveaux enjeux -- La diversité culturelle en Afrique du Sud : entre héritage et affirmation progressiste -- Ecologie et Réconciliation en Afrique du Sud : Etude à partir des initiatives d'éducation à l'environnement sur Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town -- Un échange interculturel de jeunes Bourgogne-Cap Occidental Un exemple d'engagement au service d'une citoyenneté active.
"Il y a des raisons de se réjouir du chemin déjà parcouru par l'Afrique du Sud. Par exemple, la tenue d'élections régulières, justes et transparentes, un cadre politique et constitutionnel stable, qui contrastent avec un passé récent défini, d'abord par la colonisation, puis par l'institutionnalisation d'une politique discriminatoire concernant toutes les sphères de la société : l'apartheid. Cependant, vingt ans après la disparition de ce régime politique, nombre de stigmates du passé demeurent et sont aggravés par des politiques économique et sociale, souvent en défaveur des plus démunis : la majorité de la population noire. C'est à l'étude de ces caractéristiques contrastées que se consacre cet ouvrage. Fruit d'un colloque, tenu à Dijon en septembre 2014, qui a réuni des chercheurs, des journalistes, des militants et des experts, français et sud-africains, de divers disciplines et horizons, l'ouvrage examine la complexité de cette jeune démocratie, durement gagnée mais toujours en construction. Il interroge tant les processus constitutionnels et juridiques à l'oeuvre que les luttes sociales et politiques, les résistances ainsi que les mouvements sociaux que ce pays a connus et connaît encore."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xii, 256 pages ; 24cm.
  • Apartheid victimhood before the courts
  • Reparation, representation, and class actions
  • Embodied memory and the social
  • The formation of the political
  • Emancipation from victimhood
  • Ethnographic experience and anthropological knowledge
  • Conclusion : the embodiment of experiences of violence as seeds of new forms of sociality.
Bodies of Truth offers an intimate account of how apartheid victims deal with the long-term effects of violence, focusing on the intertwined themes of embodiment, injury, victimhood, and memory. In 2002, victims of apartheid-era violence filed suit against multinational corporations, accusing them of aiding and abetting the security forces of the apartheid regime. While the litigation made its way through the U.S. courts, thousands of victims of gross human rights violations have had to cope with painful memories of violence. They have also confronted an official discourse claiming that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the 1990s sufficiently addressed past injuries. This book shows victims' attempts to emancipate from their experiences by participating in legal actions, but also by creating new forms of sociality among themselves and in relation to broader South African society.Rita Kesselring's ethnography draws on long-term research with members of the victim support group Khulumani and critical analysis of legal proceedings related to apartheid-era injury. Using juridical intervention as an entry point into the question of subjectivity, Kesselring asks how victimhood is experienced in the everyday for the women and men living on the periphery of Cape Town and in other parts of the country. She argues that the everyday practices of the survivors must be taken up by the state and broader society to allow for inclusive social change in a post-conflict setting.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804799782 20161024
Green Library
Book
279 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library
Book
xvii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • A "new" South African family romance
  • Remembering the lost : on family members and domestic life
  • Keeping house
  • Queer homes and migrant homes
  • Conclusion.
Since its liberation in 1994, South Africa has been an object of world attention, as an example of how to end conflict without bloodshed and how to create a constitutional regime based on universal human rights - as well as an example of how these dreams can falter when faced with the realities of "freedom" in the neo-liberal world order. Focusing on aesthetic figuration - novels, performance, photography, visual art installations - of diverse home spaces, modes of domestic life, and family histories, Bystrom argues that writers and artists depicting the first fifteen years of democracy as they unfold literally at home present a compelling portrait of intimate and everyday aspects of political change. They reveal the challenges of the democratic transition and point to unexpected futures. Further, by enacting a form of intimate politics, Bystrom contends, they position private life at the heart of public culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137561985 20160619
Green Library
Book
xii, 238 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments ix Chapter 1 Introduction 1 Democracy's Infrastructure, Apartheid's Debris Chapter 2 The "Discipline of Freedom" 31 Neoliberalism, Translation, and Techno-Politics after the 1976 Soweto Uprising Chapter 3 After the Rent Boycotts 65 Infrastructure and the Politics of Payment Chapter 4 The Making of a Techno-Political Device 105 Chapter 5 Measuring Life 132 Living Prepaid and the Politics of Numbers after Apartheid Chapter 6 Performing Dignity 168 Human Rights and the Legal Politics of Water Conclusion 196 Infrastructure, Democracy, and the Postapartheid Political Terrain References 203 Index 233.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691170787 20161213
In the past decade, South Africa's "miracle transition" has been interrupted by waves of protests in relation to basic services such as water and electricity. Less visibly, the post-apartheid period has witnessed widespread illicit acts involving infrastructure, including the nonpayment of service charges, the bypassing of metering devices, and illegal connections to services. Democracy's Infrastructure shows how such administrative links to the state became a central political terrain during the antiapartheid struggle and how this terrain persists in the post-apartheid present. Focusing on conflicts surrounding prepaid water meters, Antina von Schnitzler examines the techno-political forms through which democracy takes shape. Von Schnitzler explores a controversial project to install prepaid water meters in Soweto--one of many efforts to curb the nonpayment of service charges that began during the antiapartheid struggle--and she traces how infrastructure, payment, and technical procedures become sites where citizenship is mediated and contested. She follows engineers, utility officials, and local bureaucrats as they consider ways to prompt Sowetans to pay for water, and she shows how local residents and activists wrestle with the constraints imposed by meters. This investigation of democracy from the perspective of infrastructure reframes the conventional story of South Africa's transition, foregrounding the less visible remainders of apartheid and challenging readers to think in more material terms about citizenship and activism in the postcolonial world. Democracy's Infrastructure examines how seemingly mundane technological domains become charged territory for struggles over South Africa's political transformation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691170787 20161213
Green Library
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xxi, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • List of Figures and Tables.- Acknowledgements.- Foreword.- List of Abbreviations and Acronyms.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Foreign Policy: Pinpointing Principles and Themes.- 3 Voting on Human Rights and Democracy Issues.- 4 Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Issues.- 5 Advancing African Interests.- 6 Voting on Reforming the UN.- 7 Conclusion.- Appendix: South Africa's UN votes in summary and by theme (1994-2014).- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137593801 20170206
This book provides readers with the first comprehensive study of South Africa's foreign policy conducted in a multilateral setting, by placing on record over 1000 of South Africa's votes at the United Nations over a 20 year period. The study investigates consistency in terms of South Africa's declared foreign policy and its actual voting practices at the United Nations. Democratic South Africa's Foreign Policy: Voting Behaviour in the United Nations offers a compendium of South Africa's United Nations behaviour during a poignant transitional period in the country's recent history. In setting out a framework for analysing the conduct of other countries' voting behaviour in parallel with this study, it can be used to advance the field as a useful comparative tool. This book presents the material needed for International Relations scholars and practitioners in the field to make a reasoned and reflective assessment of this dimension of South Africa's foreign policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137593801 20170206
Green Library
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174 pages ; 23 cm.
Green Library
Book
xix, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The overwhelming challenge that South Africa faces, and has to date failed to address, is unemployment, which falls especially on African youths who were promised a better future after 1994. If the current unemployment challenge is not addressed, it will be impossible to sustainably lift many millions of people out of poverty. How South Africa Works reviews the country's major economic achievements over the past two decades. Through numerous interviews with politicians, business leaders and analysts, it examines the challenges and opportunities across key productive sectors -- including agriculture, manufacturing, services, and mining -- illustrative of the policy challenges that leaders face. It scrutinises the social grant and education systems to understand if South Africa has established mechanisms for people not only to escape destitution but be ready to be employed, and identifies steps that some of South Africa's most notable entrepreneurs have taken to build world-class enterprises. Recognising the essential challenge to cultivate more employers to employ people, How South Africa Works concludes by offering an agenda and active steps for greater competitiveness for government, business and labour.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849046565 20160704
Green Library
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72 pages ; 20 cm
I SEE YOU (English) NGIYAKUBONA (Zulu) EK SIEN JOU (Afrikaans) NDIYAKUBONA (Xhosa) I don't need your sorries white boy, yes. You heard right. You know white people think we are the same? We both look black. But only one of us is black ...Speak to me in your mother-tongue and I will let you go. Post-Apartheid South Africa, after dark. Ben meets Skinn for a night out. But the party is interrupted by the police. Ben, a young student who doesn't know his own history, is accused of a crime he didn't commit. And Officer Buthelezi, a former freedom fighter, can't let it go. Based on a real encounter. This programme text was published to coincide with the world premiere of the play at the Royal Court Theatre, Upstairs, on 25 February 2016.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474288118 20161018
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
181 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Methodology and background to case study
  • The politics of identity (re)construction
  • Social interaction: nature, type and context
  • The spatial dimensions of race relations and perceptions
  • Confronting (mis)perceptions and stereotypes
  • Politics, power and future challenges
  • Conclusion.
Green Library
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1044 pages ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
ix, 262 pages ; 22 cm.
British troops, which arrived as a temporary measure, would remain in Ireland for the next 38 years. Successive British governments initially claimed the Northern Ireland conflict to be an internal matter but the Republic of Ireland had repeatedly demanded a role, appealing to the UN and US, while across the Atlantic, Irish-American groups applied pressure on Nixon's largely apathetic administration to intervene. Following the introduction of internment and the events of Bloody Sunday, the British were forced to recognise the international dimension of the conflict and begrudgingly began to concede that any solution would rely on Washington and Dublin's involvement. Irish governments seized every opportunity to shape the political initiative that led to Sunningdale and Senator Edward Kennedy became the leading US advocate of American intervention while Nixon, who wanted Britain onside for his Cold War objectives, was faced with increasingly influential domestic pressure groups. Eventually, international involvement in Northern Ireland would play a vital role in shaping the principles on which political agreement was reached - even after the breakdown of the Sunningdale Agreement in May 1974. Using recently released archives in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and United States, Alan MacLeod offers a new interpretation of the early period of Northern Ireland's 'Troubles'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784535384 20161003
Green Library
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158 pages ; 20 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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x, 167 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Introduction 1 The Release of Nelson Mandela as the Advent of Democracy 2 Shifts in the Politico-Linguistic Landscape, Post 1994 3 Linguistic Changes in Parliament 1994-1998 - Paving the Way for Linguistic Democracy 4 Reconfigured Features of the African Oral Tradition 5 Recontextualised Residues of Rhetoric from the Previous Era 6 Historical Explanations for Literacy Backlogs in South Africa 7 Black South African English versus Other African Englishes In The 90s 8 The Rhetoric of Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance 9 The Debate around African Identity in South Africa 10 Expressions of Neo-Traditional Patriarchy in the Speeches of President Zuma 11 Return to Self-Censorship in Political Journalism - Echoes of the 50s And 60s 12 Localisation Initiatives 13 The Position of African Languages 14 Superdiversity and Translanguaging - A New Discursive Order? References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783095803 20160912
The appointment of Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa in 1994 signalled the end of apartheid and transition to a new democratic constitution. This book studies discursive trends during the first twenty years of the new democracy, outlining the highlights and challenges of transforming policy, practice and discursive formations. The book analyses a range of discourses which signal how and by what processes the linguistic landscape and identities of South Africa's inhabitants have changed in this time, finding that struggles in South African politics go hand in hand with shifts in the linguistic landscape. In a country now characterised by multilingualism, heteroglossia, polyphony and translanguaging, the author debates where the discourse practices of those born post-1994 may lead.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783095803 20160912
Green Library
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259 pages ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction Dan Banik and Blessings Chinsinga Part I: Democratisation and Political Culture 2. Progress or Stagnation? 20 years of Democracy Boniface Dulani 3. Political Parties, Political Settlement and Development Kizito Tenthani and Blessings Chinsinga 4. The Judicialisation and Informalisation of Politics: Implications for Inclusive Development Fidelis Edge Kanyongolo Part II: Governance and Policy Implementation 5. Politics and the Public Service Lewis B. Dzimbiri 6. The Political Economy of Fiscal Decentralisation: Implications for Local Governance and Public Service Delivery Asiyati Chiweza 7. Searching for a Holy Grail? The Nexus between Agriculture and Youth Unemployment Blessings Chinsinga and Michael Chasukwa Part III: Activism, Aid and Accountability 8. Against All Odds: Parliamentary Oversight over a Dominant Executive Nandini Patel 9. The Impact of Emerging Donors on Development and Poverty Reduction Dan Banik and Michael Chasukwa 10. Women, Media and Culture in Democratic Malawi Happy Kayuni 11. Major Conclusions Dan Banik and Blessings Chinsinga.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138925212 20160808
Malawi is among the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that has witnessed significant improvements in relation to meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. It exhibits some of the main challenges facing African democracies while they attempt to consolidate the benefits of democratisation. Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi critically analyses opportunities and constraints related to the impact of democracy on development in one of the world's poorest countries. The book explores how, and to what extent, processes related to democratic and economic governance can be strengthened in order to make political and administrative authorities more responsive to development needs. It also considers characteristics of successful implementation of public policy and the effective and timely delivery of basic services in local contexts; increased citizen participation and dialogue with local government authorities; factors that enable civil society organisations to hold political and administrative officials to account; and better utilisation of academic research for improved evidence-based policy formulation and implementation. This volume will be of great interest to scholars in development studies, African studies, politics, law and anthropology, as well as policymakers and those interested in democracy, governance, human rights and the implementation of anti-poverty programmes, development administration and decentralisation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138925212 20160808
Green Library
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xxviii, 256 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Development dilemmas
  • The post-apartheid development experience
  • Evolution of policy in post-apartheid South Africa
  • Nation building
  • Social and economic transformation
  • Towards an inclusive society.
Green Library