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Society, Research and Power
A history of the Human Sciences Research Council from 1929 to 2019

This edited collection commemorates the 90th anniversary of the first South African public social research organisation, the National Bureau for Education and Social Research, and the 50th anniversary of its successor, the Human Sciences Research Council.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 546
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2605-0
Publish Year : March 2021
Rights : World Rights
Price R R290 | $ 20,13 | £14,62
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Miriam Tlali
Writing freedom

Miriam Tlali was a novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayist, and activist against apartheid and patriarchal confinement. She worked consistently to build literary and political community, was one of the founders of Staffrider magazine, promoting the work of younger writers, and was the most prolific writer of her time.

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Format : 210mm x 148mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 240
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2562-6
Publish Year : January 2021
Rights : World Rights
Price R R280
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Migrants, Thinkers, Storytellers
Negotiating Meaning and Making Life in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Migrants, Thinkers, Storytellers develops an argument about how individual migrants, coming from four continents and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, are in many ways affected by a violent categorisation that is often nihilistic, insistently racial, and continuously significant in the organisation of South African society.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 256
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2598-5
Publish Year : February 2021
Rights : World Rights
Price R TBC
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Decolonisation as Democratisation
Global Insights into the South African Experience

Decolonisation as democratisation considers three factors that define the debate in South Africa on the decolonisation of the academy: educational aspiration, competing interests and political contestation. The book explores an academic system that attempts to serve two masters, the first being the historical beneficiaries of the academy (i.e. whiteness) and the second being those who pin their hopes on the system in order to escape abjection (i.e. blackness or indigeneity). The book highlights how the recent thrust of decoloniality protects the ideal of academic freedom and presents an argument that this ideal should not be used to protect the interests of the historical beneficiaries.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 248
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2600-5
Publish Year : February 2021
Rights : World Rights
Price R TBC