The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Found 46 titles
Out Of  History

Out of History
Re-imagining South Africans Pasts

Out of History brings together exciting and innovative work in History and the Humanities. Drawing upon papers which have been presented at the South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar at the University of the Western Cape, the book reflects upon how this space fashioned new histories of the South African past over the last twenty years. Written by leading scholars in fields of visual history, public history, heritage, linguistics, oral history and postcolonial studies, the contributions address critical questions about the production of academic knowledge and the status of the Humanities in the post-apartheid present.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 284
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2515-2
Publish Year : September 2016
Rights : World Rights
Price R 320.00
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Overcoming Apartheid
Can truth reconcile a divided nation?

Drawing on one of the most comprehensive surveys of post-apartheid attitudes to date, and employing innovative conceptual and methodological tools, Gibsons analysis offers both encouraging and disheartening insights into the success of the truth and reconciliation process. This is a major contribution to the literature on transitional justice and conflict resolution.

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Format : 160mm x 235mm
Pages : 484
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2071-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2071-3
Publish Year : 2004
Price R 253.00
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Politicians and Apartheid
Trailing in the people's wake

This publication explores/hypothesises why apartheid was abandoned by South Africa's ruling white National Party. In this publication, written in the early years of South Africa's democracy, apartheid's decline is examined under three categories: occupational, geographical and political apartheid. It is thus of great historical and sociological interest to researchers and theorists.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 160
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1821-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1821-5
Publish Year : 1997
Price R 170.00
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Politics of origin in Africa
Autochthony, citizenship and conflict

In this revealing new book, Boas and Dunn explore the phenomenon of autochthony in contemporary African politics. Autochthony discourses enable the speaker to establish a direct claim to territory by the assertion of being an original inhabitant, a native literally a son of the soil

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Format : 235mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 160
ISBN 10 : 978-0-7969-2437-7
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2437-7
Publish Year : August 2013
Rights : Southern Africa Rights Only
Price R 210.00
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Raymond Mhlaba's Personal Memoirs
Reminiscing from Rwanda and Uganda

First to defy the apartheid laws in the Defiance Campaign, Raymond Mhlaba's life story details how, as a Rivonia treason trialist, he spent over 20 years in prison with Nelson Mandela. He later became the first premier of the Eastern Cape Province and served as Ambassador to Uganda and Rwanda.

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Format : 150mm x 210mm
Pages : 210
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1974-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1974-8
Publish Year : 2001
Price R 242.00
Rethinking  Reconciliation

Rethinking reconciliation
Evidence from South Africa

South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994 heralded the end of more than forty years of apartheid. The Government of National Unity started the process of bringing together this deeply divided society principally through the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

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Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 384
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2554-1
Publish Year : March 2017
Rights : World Rights
Price R 350.00
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Spirals of Suffering
Public violence and children

This comprehensive report tracks the effects of apartheid policy on the lives of black and white South Africans, with particular attention to state brutality, 'grand' apartheid and resistance politics. It includes an overview of the findings of the Goldstone Commission of Inquiry into the Effects of Public Violence on Children.

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Format : 113mm x 159mm
Pages : 344
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1806-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1806-2
Publish Year : 1997
Price R 290.00
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The Subtle Power of Intangible Heritage
Legal and financial instruments for safeguarding intangible heritage

This research monograph defines 'intangible heritage' as oral traditions, memories, traditional arts and rituals, languages and knowledge systems. It reviews the international legislative and financial tools to manage heritage resources and makes recommendations for safeguarding the intellectual property of communities.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 80
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2074-5
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2074-4
Publish Year : 2004
Price R 125.00
The Congress Movement  Vol 1

The Congress Movement: Volume 1
ICU, ANC, CP and Congress Alliance

Author Sylvia Neames study of the development of the national liberation movement in South Africa is in stark contrast to the frequent depictions of the history of the ANC by leading academics as fragmented, fractured and discontinuous. Not only does her analyses disprove the belief that the ANCs development has been episodic, several of the conclusions drawn point to its essential inner coherence.

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Format : 245mm x 175mm (Hard Cover)
Pages : 688
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2486-5
Publish Year : March 2015
Rights : World Rights
Price R 490.00
The Congress Movement Vol2

The Congress Movement: Volume 2
ICU, ANC, CP and Congress Alliance

Author Sylvia Neames study of the development of the national liberation movement in South Africa is in stark contrast to the frequent depictions of the history of the ANC by leading academics as fragmented, fractured and discontinuous. Not only does her analyses disprove the belief that the ANCs development has been episodic, several of the conclusions drawn point to its essential inner coherence.

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Format : 245mm x 175mm (Hard Cover)
Pages : 672
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2487-2
Publish Year : March 2015
Rights : World Rights
Price R 490.00