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Title:The new South Africa at twenty: critical perspectives
Editors:Vale, Peter C.J.ISNI
Prinsloo, Estelle H.
Year:2014
Pages:271
Language:English
City of publisher:Scottsville
Publisher:University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
ISBN:1869142896; 9781869142896
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:social conditions
democracy
race relations
political ideologies
educational reform
gender discrimination
Abstract:In this book, South African academics reflect on 20 years of democratic rule in the country. How far have South Africans really come? Is race still an entrenched issue in the country? Why does gender discrimination continue? Why are the poor in revolt? Is free expression under threat? What happened to South African Marxism? What drives Julius Malema? How have the unions experienced the post-apartheid years? These (and many other) questions run through pages that, amongst other things, bring back the voices of both Neville Alexander and Jakes Gerwel. Contributions: Introduction: the new South Africa at twenty: some Brechtian whipsers (Peter Vale); The ANC youth league and the politicisation of race (Deborah Posel); The political economy of pervasive rent-seeking (Raphael de Kadt & Charles Simkins); South African marxisms, past and present (Kirk Helliker & Peter Vale); Living out our differences: reflections on Mandela, Marx and my country - an interview with Jakes Gerwel (John Higgins); Neo-liberal restructuring and the fate of South Africa's labor unions: a case study (Mondli Hlatshwayo); The cradle to the grave: reflections on race thinking (Gerhard Mare); Conjunctural remarks on the political significance of 'the local' (Richard Pithouse); Prolegomenon to education in crisis (Salim Vally); Education in crisis (Neville Alexander); Uneasy relations: women, gender equality and tradition (Cherryl Walker); Art and culture in contemporary South Africa: the present future (Sandra Klopper). [ASC Leiden asbtract]
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