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South Africa

  • From Comrades to Citizensby Glenn Adler; Jonny Steinberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 165.00

    In the 1980s South Africa's urban townships exploded into insurrection led by youth and residents' organisations that collectively became known as the civics movement. Ironically the movement has been unable to adapt to the role of a voluntary association in the liberal polity it helped create, and has great difficulty defining any alternative role.... more...

  • Rabble-Rouser for Peaceby John Allen

    Free Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    To be a rabble-rouser for peace may seem to be a contradiction in terms. And yet it is the perfect description for Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate and spiritual father of a democratic South Africa. Tutu understood that justice -- a genuine regard for human rights -- is the only real foundation for peace. And so he stirred up trouble, courageously engaging... more...

  • Globalization, Negotiation, and the Failure of Transformation in South Africaby Michael H. Allen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    The book explains the social forces, forms of consciousness and structural constraints that undermined Apartheid, preserved national unity and yet, later constrained democratic sovereignty, as the imperatives of global markets clashed with the prior aspirations of the democratic revolution. more...

  • His Day Is Doneby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00

      In His Day is Done, Angelou delivers an authentically heartfelt and elegant tribute to Mandela, who stood as David to the mighty Goliath of Apartheid and who, after twenty-seven years of unjust imprisonment on the notorious Robben Island, emerged with ?His stupendous heart intact / His gargantuan will / Hale and hearty? to lead his people into... more...

  • Building a New South Africa, Volume 4 Environment, Reconstruction, and Developmentby Anne V. Whyte

    International Development Research Centre 1995; US$ 35.00

    Backed by South Africa's democratic movement, and with the support of IDRC, the International Mission on Environmental Policy focuses on the critical role that environmental sustainability must play in nation buildingand economic development. It proposes policy directions that move away from the unbridled squandering of resources. more...

  • The New South Africaby Guy Arnold

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2000; US$ 145.00

    The orderly transfer of power from the white minority to the black majority in South Africa was something of a political miracle. The tasks facing the new government of Thabo Mbeki are formidable. If Mbeki can succeed in giving his country and the African continent the necessary lead the rewards will be tremendous both for South Africa itself and for... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Nelson Mandelaby Rita Barnard

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    This Companion examines how Nelson Mandela became the icon he is today and ponders the meanings and uses of his internationally recognizable image. more...

  • Environment and Historyby William Beinart; Peter Coates

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    Beinart and Coates examine the influence of human economies and cultures on ecosystems, looking at the history of settler incursion in two frontier nations: the USA and South Africa. They also seek to explain change in indigenous ideas & practices. more...

  • Segregation and Apartheid in Twentieth Century South Africaby William Beinart; Saul Dubow

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Beinart and Dubow's selection of some of the most important essays on racial segregation and apartheid in South Africa provides an unparallelled introduction to this contentious and absorbing subject. Incorporates the 1994 election. more...

  • South Africa in World Historyby Iris Berger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    South Africa in World History is the first survey of South African history to range from prehistory to the present, the first to fully integrate social history and women's history, and the first to emphasize connections between the United States and South Africa. Written by Iris Berger, a recognized authority on South Africa and a past president... more...