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What holds us together when everything seems to be pulling us apart? Leading intellectuals from business, organised labour, community organisations, government structures and academic institutions examine the effects of a whole range of crosscutting global forces on local forms of identity, coherence and cohesion.

Examining contexts as varied as fruit pickers and multinational corporations to human rights movements and the dynamics of global citizenship, the authors illustrate ways in which globalisation is experienced in local transactions of social identity. Moving well beyond issues of economic and political hegemony, this compelling book merits close attention from anyone interested in the wide-ranging effects of globalisation on South Africa.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 366
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2030-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2030-0
Publish Year : 2003
Preface
Introduction


Part I: Order
1 Sovereignty, identity and the prospects for southern Africas people
Peter Vale

2 The importance of political tolerance for fostering social cohesion
Amanda Gouws

3 Cultural justice: the pathway to reconciliation and social cohesion
Chirevo V Kwenda

Part II: Production
4 Labour, globalisation and social cohesion in South Africa
Tony Ehrenreich

5 The poverty of work and social cohesion in global exports: the case of South African fruit
Stephanie Barrientos and Andrienetta Kritzinger

6 Together and apart: African refugees and immigrants in global Cape Town
Owen Sichone

Part III: Exchange
7 Building a new nation: solidarity, democracy and nationhood in the age of circulatory capitalism
Thomas A Koelble

8 Building a better world: using the positive forces in globalistion to counteract the negative
Jan Hofmeyr

Part IV: Connections
9 The family and social cohesion
Susan C Ziehl

10 Global tourism, marginalised communities and the development of Cape Towns City Bowl area
Sandra Klopper

11 Grounding globalisation from below: global citizens in local spaces
Steven Robins

Part V: Resources
12 Human solidarity in postcolonial, Holocaust and African-American literature
Giles Gunn

13 Globalisation, identity and national policy in South Africa
David Chidester, Adrian Hadland and Sandra Prosalendis

Conclusion: social cohesion in South Africa
David Chidester, Phillip Dexter and Wilmot James

Contributors
Index
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