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HSRC Press :: History, Humanities & Liberation

History, Humanities & Liberation 38 titles
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(Post) Apartheid Conditions
The author takes as his starting point events that shock us in their extreme violence, such as the burning of the Mozambican man Ernesto Alfabeto Nhamuave and the Marikana shootings. He notes how the language of the commentary on these events evokes a complex continuation of apartheid’s historical legacy. Using both psychoanalytic and social theory, he then proceeds to craft a theoretical framework within which to trace a sustained analysis of the psychic life of power in (post)apartheid South Africa: an awareness of how social structure and psychical or affective forces jointly produce material reality. Power itself has its psychological facets and social formations may themselves exhibit patterns of psychical causality.

Format138mm x 216mm
Pages252
ISBN 13978-0-7969-2458-2
Publish YearMarch 2014
RightsSouthern Africa Rights Only

Price:    R 270.00



African Intellectuals in 19th and early 20th Century South Africa
African Intellectuals in 19th and early 20th Century South Africa
Mcebisi Ndletyana (ed)

An introduction to the lives and works of five exceptional African intellectuals based in the former Cape Colony in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this unique work aims to recount and preserve a part of African intellectual heritage which is not widely known. Ntsikana, Tiyo Soga, John Tengo Jabavu, Mpilo Walter Benson Rubusana and Samuel Edward Krune Mqhayi were pioneers within the African community, contributing their thoughts and intellect to various fields, including literature and poetry, politics, religion and journalism.

Format148mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages80
ISBN 100-7969-2207-1
ISBN 13978-07969-2207-6
Publish Year2008
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 115.00


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An African Peace Process
An African Peace Process
Mandela, South Africa and Burundi
Kristina A. Bentley, Roger Southall

This monograph outlines the origins and nature of the conflict in Burundi. It discusses the problems of establishing democracy in a region where ethnic conflict has occasioned genocide, traces the peace process in detail and assesses the prospects for the future. In aprticular, it looks at the role played by South Africa in the peace process since 1999.

Format210mm x 148mm (Soft Cover)
Pages216
ISBN 100-7969-2090-7
ISBN 13978-07969-2090-4
Publish Year2005
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 165.00


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Behind the Mask
Behind the Mask
Getting to grips with crime and violence in South Africa
Tony Emmett, Alex Butchart (eds)

A variety of authors contribute to this book on the causes of crime and violence in South Africa. Based on a public health approach, it presents strategic case studies and local and international research findings. The writers develop a model of integrated crime and injury prevention strategies for South Africa.

Format210mm x 150mm (Soft Cover)
Pages350
ISBN 100-7969-1958-5
ISBN 13978-07969-1958-8
Publish Year2000
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 265.00


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Black Student Politics, Higher Education & Apartheid
Black Student Politics, Higher Education & Apartheid
From SASO to SANSCO, 1968-1990
M. Saleem Badat
This book presents an historical analysis of the role that student political organisations played in the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. The author examines two black student organisations and analyses their ideologies and organisation as well as the intellectual, political and social factors that shaped their activities.
Format205mm x 145mm (Soft Cover)
Pages416
ISBN 100-7969-1896-1
ISBN 13978-07969-1896-3
Publish Year1999
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 248.00


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The Deaths of Hintsa
The Deaths of Hintsa
Postapartheid South Africa and the shape of recurring pasts
Premesh Lalu

In 1996, as South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was beginning its hearings, Nicholas Gcaleka, a healer diviner from the town of Butterworth in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, set off on a journey to retrieve the skull of Hintsa, the Xhosa king. Hintsa had been killed by British troops on the banks of the Nqabarha River over a century and a half before and, it was widely believed, been beheaded. From a variety of quarters including the press, academia and Xhosa traditional leadership Gcaleka's mission was mocked and derided.

Format198mm x 148mm (Soft Cover)
Pages352
ISBN 100-7969-2230-0
ISBN 13978-07969-2233-5
Publish Year2009
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 209.00


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PodcastTwo years into the transition to democratic rule in South Africa, a little-known healer-diviner, Nicholas Tilana Gcaleka, stumbled onto the stage of history. He claimed to have brought the skull of Xhosa king Hintsa back to South Africa from Scotland, where he said he had traced it. Amidst a flurry of media attention, the skull was confiscated from Gcaleka and handed to a team of scientists to “prove” its authenticity. They declared the cranium was that of a human female, and definitely not Hintsa. Gcaleka was proclaimed, at least, laughable, and at worst, a liar. This event therefore poses the question: is South African history developing an authentic new discourse or is it stuck in the colonial archive? Through mining a rich field of research, from colonial archival material to contemporary museum exhibitions, Lalu states in his book 'The Deaths of Hintsa: Postapartheid South Africa and the shape of recurring pasts' that overcoming apartheid has required coming to terms not only with the effects of history, but with the discourse of history itself. Hear the views of Professor Lalu, along with those of historians Leslie Witz and Ciraj Rassool, in this podcast.

Duration: 9 min 10 sec

Education in Exile
Education in Exile
SOMAFCO, the ANC school in Tanzania, 1978 to 1992
Seán Morrow , Brown Maaba, Loyiso Pulumani
This co-authored book re-lives the experiences of young South African exiles at the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO) in Tanzania. South Africans from all backgrounds and solidarity workers from many parts of the world showed what new ways of thinking about teaching and learning could achieve.
Format240mm x 168mm
Pages232
ISBN 100-7969-2051-6
ISBN 13978-07969-2051-5
Publish Year2004

Price:    R 231.00


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Empire development and colonialism: The past in the present
Empire development and colonialism: The past in the present
This collection draws on a range of methodologies and approaches to explore the similarities, differences and overlaps between the contemporary debates on international development and humanitarian intervention and the historical artefacts and strategies of Empire. The parallels between the language of nineteenth-century liberal imperialism and the humanitarian interventionism of the post-Cold War era are striking. The American military, both in Somalia in the early 1990s and in the aftermath of the Iraq invasion, used ethno-graphic information compiled by British colonial administrators. Are these interconnections accidental curiosities or more elemental? The contributors to this book articulate the belief that these comparisons are analytically revealing. From the language of moral necessity and conviction, the design of specific aid packages, the devised forms of intervention and governmentality, through to the life-style, design and location of NGO encampments, the authors seek to account for the numerous and often striking parallels between contemporary international security, development and humanitarian intervention, and the logic of Empire. This book will be of great interest to all those concerned with understanding the historical antecedents and wider implications of today's emergent liberal interventionism, and the various logics of international development.

Format168mm x 240mm
Pages320
ISBN 13978-0-7969-2440-7
Publish YearFebruary 2014
RightsSouthern Africa Rights Only

Price:    R 250.00



Every Step of the Way
Every Step of the Way
The journey to freedom in South Africa
Written by Michael Morris, Commissioned and funded by the Ministry of Education, Compiled by the Social Cohesion and Integration Research Programme of the HSRC
In an extraordinary and engaging account this book traces the paths South Africans have followed from pre-colonial times to the democratic present, providing fascinating personal and historical details, and raising provocative questions about the choices, mistakes, contradictions and key themes in the emergence of the complex society that South Africa is today.
Format240mm x 168mm
Pages344
ISBN 100-7969-2061-3
ISBN 13978-07969-2061-4
Publish Year2004

Price:    R 154.00


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Ruth First
Ruth First
Voices of Liberation
Don Pinnock

The struggle to free South Africa from its apartheid shackles was long and complex. One of the many ways in which the apartheid regime maintained its stranglehold in South Africa was through controlling the freedom of speech and the flow of information, in an effort to silence the voices of those who opposed it. United by the ideals of freedom and equality, but also nuanced by a wide variety of persuasions, the ‘voices of liberation’ were many: African nationalists, communists, trade-unionists, pan-Africanists, English liberals, human rights activists, Christians, Hindus, Muslims and Jews, to name but a few.

Format148mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages192
ISBN 10978-07969-2359-2
ISBN 13978-07969-2359-2
Publish Year2012
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 210.00


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Gender, modernity & Indian delights
Gender, modernity & Indian delights
The Women’s Cultural Group of Durban, 1954–2010
Goolam Vahed, Thembisa Waetjen

For decades, South Africans aspiring to make the perfect biryani have turned to Indian Delights, the best selling cookbook produced by Zuleikha Mayat and the Women´s Cultural Group. This is the story of the women behind the recipes; it is an account that brings to life the changing, gendered worlds of Muslim women in 20th century Durban.

Format148mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages416
ISBN 100-7969-2336-1
ISBN 13978-07969-2336-3
Publish Year2010
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 270.00


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Growing up in Canaansland
Growing up in Canaansland
Children's recommendations on improving a squatter camp environment
Jill Swart-Kruger (ed)
This ground-breaking report exemplifies practical methods for working with children to improve community environment. The researcher collected and collated data from childen living in a South African squatter camp and the report highlights their experinces and suggestions for improving their urban environment.

Format297mm x 208mm
Pages93
ISBN 100-7969-1907-0
ISBN 13978-07969-1907-6
Publish Year2000

Price:    R 137.00


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Growing up in the new South Africa
Growing up in the new South Africa
Childhood and adolescence in post-apartheid Cape Town
Rachel Bray, Imke Gooskens, Sue Moses, Lauren Kahn, Jeremy Seekings

How has the end of apartheid affected the experiences of South African children and adolescents? This pioneering study provides a compelling account of the realities of everyday life for the first generation of children and adolescents growing up in a democratic South Africa. The authors examine the lives of young people across historically divided communities at home, in the neighbourhoods where they live, and at school. The picture that emerges is one of both diversity and similarity as young people navigate their way through a complex landscape that is unevenly ‘post’-apartheid. Historically and culturally rooted, their identities are forged in response to their perceptions of social redress and to anxieties about ‘others’ living on the margins of their daily lives. Although society has changed in profound ways, many features of the apartheid era persist: material inequalities and poverty continue to shape everyday life; race and class continue to define neighbourhoods, and ‘integration’ is a sought-after but limited experience for the young.

Format168mm x 240mm (Soft Cover)
Pages348
ISBN 100-7969- 2313-2
ISBN 13978-07969-2313-4
Publish Year2010
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 270.00


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PodcastGrowing Up in the New South Africa: Childhood and Adolescence in Post-Apartheid Cape Town is about the realities of life for children and adolescents in South Africa in the first decade after the end of apartheid. The book is based on extensive research in the southern periphery of Cape Town – in the diverse communities of Masiphumelele, Ocean View and Fish Hoek. Co-authors, Rachel Bray and Jeremy Seekings, explain the choice of site and the value of combining a qualitative and quantitative approach to understanding the life experiences of children in this microcosm of South Africa.

Duration: 2 mins 34 sec

Identity? Theory, Politics, History
Identity? Theory, Politics, History
Volume 1 in the series
Simon Bekker, Rachel Prinsloo (eds)
Nation-building and the politics of identity in post-apartheid South Africa is the focus of this collaborative publication. This book is the first of three companion volumes in a series that examines the role of ethnicity, religion, gender and language in forming national identity and strengthening democracy.
Format210mm x 148mm
Pages212
ISBN 100-7969-1916-X
ISBN 13978-07969-1916-8
Publish Year1999

Price:    R 184.00


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Imagining the City
Imagining the City
Memories and cultures in Cape Town
Sean Field, Renate Meyer, Felicity Swanson (eds)
This book explores the apartheid legacies of the city and demonstrates that cultural life flourished through people’s resilience in spite of adversity. Authors move beyond apartheid history to analyse the reflective ways in which people are coming to terms with that history through memory work, performance and memorialisation. Other chapters provide contemporary views of local interactions such as moments of urban violence or people negotiating the challenges of a globalised world.
Format168mm x 240mm
Pages248
ISBN 100-7969-2179-2
ISBN 13978-07969-2179-6
Publish Year2007

Price:    R 231.00


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PodcastIn this HSRC Press podcast package of three segments, we hear the views from historians who took part in the panel discussion "Writing History in the Wake of Apartheid - How one writes history in the post-apartheid period" at the Cape Town Book Fair 2009. First up was oral historian Dr Sean Field, Director of the Centre for Popular Memory at the University of Cape Town.

Duration: 4 min 39 sec

 
 
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