The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Found 46 titles
1978  Large

Growing up in Canaansland
Children's recommendations on improving a squatter camp environment

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.

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Format : 208mm x 297mm
Pages : 93
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1907-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1907-6
Publish Year : 2000
Price R 137.00
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Growing up in the new South Africa
Childhood and adolescence in post-apartheid Cape Town

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.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 348
ISBN 10 : 0-7969- 2313-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2313-4
Publish Year : 2010
Rights : World Rights
Price R 270.00
1982  Large

Identity? Theory, Politics, History
Volume 1 in the series

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.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 212
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1916-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1916-8
Publish Year : 1999
Price R 184.00
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Imagining the City
Memories and cultures in Cape Town

This book explores the apartheid legacies of the city and demonstrates that cultural life flourished through peoples 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.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 248
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2179-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2179-6
Publish Year : 2007
Price R 231.00
1992  Large

In Terror and In Silence
An investigation into safety levels and standards at petrol stations. Petrol Station 5 Safety Project, December 2002

In response to the murder of five Cape Town petrol station attendants in June 2002, a major investigation was conducted into crime and safety at South African petrol stations. Based on input from stakeholders and a survey of 25 petrol stations in the Western Cape, this report assesses the crime situation and formulates security recommendations.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 62
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2008-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2008-9
Publish Year : 2002
Price R 191.00
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Inside Indian Indenture
A South African Story, 1860-1914

Many were filled with hopes as high as Mahjoub's stars as they crossed the kala pani (the sea) making their way from India to Durban in southern Africa in the late 1800s. But dreams of a better life and the opportunity to save money and return to the village as 'success stories' were not to be for many who returned 'home' with less than they had started out with, and found that home was no longer the place they had left. Neither were they the same people. Caste had been transgressed, parents had died and spaces for reintegration closed as colonialism tightened its grip. Home for these wandering exiles was no more.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 512
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2244-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2244-1
Publish Year : 2010
Rights : World Rights
Price R 324.00
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Language, Identity, Modernity
The Arabic study circle of Durban

A fusion of linguistic, religious and ethnic groups with rich, diverse roots and intersecting histories make up South Africa. However, the literature on most of the smaller groups tends to be thin and uneven and often tends to relegate them to the margins of the countrys major narratives. This innovative study introduces readers to a fascinating world of linguistic, religious and cultural politics in the South African port city of Durban from around 1950, the world of the Arabic Study Circle.

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Format : 210mm x 148mm
Pages : 136
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2175-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2175-8
Publish Year : 2007
Price R 133.00
2001  Large

Limits to Liberation in Southern Africa
The unfinished business of democratic consolidation

Is authoritarianism built into liberation structures? Is it inherited from colonial systems? Is liberal democracy inherently elitist? This ground-breaking collection of Essays on Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana and South Africa opens a long-awaited debate on these and other related issues.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 256
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2025-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2025-6
Publish Year : 2003
Rights : Africa Rights Only
Price R 265.00
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The Meaning of Mandela
A literary and intellectual celebration

This lively, engaging and witty collection of lectures brings together the renowned African and African-American scholars - Cornel West, Henry Louis Gates Jr and Wole Soyinka - to reflect on the public meaning of the iconic Nelson Mandela. Any one of these authors would have been a pleasure to read in his own right, but to have all three of them enjoined in this common intellectual effort is an enlightening experience.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 64
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2164-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2164-2
Publish Year : 2004
Price R 102.00
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The Meanings of Timbuktu

"Salt comes from the north, gold from the south, but the word of God and the treasures of wisdom are only to be found in Timbuktu." 15th-century Malian proverb

In a joint project between South Africa and Mali, a library to preserve more than 200 000 Arabic and West African manuscripts dating from the 13th to the 19th centuries is currently under construction. It is the first official cultural project of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad), the socio-economic development plan of the African Union, and when the library is built, the cultural role of Timbuktu will be revived, as it becomes the safehaven for the treasured manuscripts. The manuscripts prove that Africa had a rich legacy of written history, long before western colonisers set foot on the continent.

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Format : 275mm x 210mm (Hard Cover)
Pages : 416
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2204-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2204-5
Publish Year : 2008
Rights : World Rights
Price R 319.00
2012  Large

New Dictionary of South African Biography
Volume 1

A valuable reference work and source of inspiration, this biographical dictionary lists the life histories of people who have contributed significantly to the course of South African history but who have not been widely recognised. Illustrated entries include extra-parliamentary political leaders from marginalised communities, women and other pioneers.

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Format : 113mm x 160mm
Pages : 318
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1648-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1648-8
Publish Year : 1995
Price R 209.00
2013  Large

New Dictionary of South African Biography
Volume 2

It is not only the lives of the illustrious monirity who achieve greatness that have much to teach us, but also those less famous who inspire and help to bulid a nation. This volumes offers biographies of journalists Percy Qoboza, Nata Nakasa and George Heard, composers such as Todd Matshikiza, writers such as Bloke Modisane. Community leaders, social scientists, educationists and many more.

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Format : 145mm x 210mm
Pages : 312
ISBN 10 : 1-8682-8133-7
ISBN 13 : 978-18682-8133-6
Publish Year : 1999
Price R 209.00