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Title:Domains of freedom: justice, citizenship and social change in South Africa
Editors:Kepe, ThembelaISNI
Levin, Melissa
Von Lieres, BettinaISNI
City of publisher:Claremont
Publisher:UCT Press
ISBN:1775822044; 9781775822042; 1775822222; 9781775822226
Geographic term:South Africa
political conditions
social change
social conditions
economic conditions
land reform
Abstract:Freedom, justice, citizenship - what do they mean in South Africa today? ln striving for them, have historical inequalities been recognised? Have political changes over the last 20 years translated into economic redistribution? South African society is moving from a 'society of control' to a 'society of consumption'. This shift has been the main post-apartheid event and has exacerbated the old contradiction between the 'rule of the people' and the 'rule of property'. Examining a wide range of issues, from economic policy, land reform, gender politics and healthcare access to trade union mobilisation, heritage discourses, rights debates, citizen participation and migration policies, this collective volume shows that social change in South Africa should not be understood as either a catastrophic failure or an overwhelming success. Contents: Foreword (Achille Mbembe). JUSTICE. Overview (Sharlene Mollett); Land, politics and policy change in South Africa: what questions for land redistribution policy and practice? (Thembele Kepe & Ruth Hall); Law and political conflict in South African land reform (Christiaan Beyers & Derick Fay); Cui bono? A political-economy assessments of 20 years of South African freedom (Antoinette Handley); South African housekeeping policy over two decades: 1994-2014 (Marie Huchzermeyer & Aly Karam). FREEDOM. Overview (Dickson Eyoh); Freedom Park and the Voortrekker Monument: commemorative practices between reconciliation and decolonisation (Melissa Levin); The paradox of trade union action in post-apartheid South Africa (Sakhela Buhlungu); The politics of women and gender in the ANC: reflecting back on 20 years (Zine Magubane); The role of rights and litigation in assuring more equitable access to healthcare in South Africa (Lisa Forman & Jerome Amir Singh). CITIZENSHIP. Overview (Jacqueline Solway); The politics of citizenship in South Africa (Bettina von Lieres); Fire in the vineyards: farm workers and agrarian change in post-apartheid South Africa (Christopher Webb); From Ubuntu to Grootboom: vernacularising human rights through restorative and distributive justice in post-apartheid South Africa (Bonny Ibhawoh); Social protests and the exercise of citizenship in South Africa (Anver Saloojee); Migration to South Africa since 1994: realities, policies and public attitudes (Belinda Dodson & Jonathan Crush); Afterword (Gillian Hart). [ASC Leiden abstract]