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  • Discourse and Human Rights Violationsby Christine Anthonissen; Jan Blommaert

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 120.00

    First published as a Special Issue of the Journal of Language and Politics 5:1 (2006), this collection of papers focuses, from a number of different disciplinary perspectives, on aspects of language and communication in official processes of dealing with traumatic pasts. It is a text that belongs to the genre of talking about pain, about state violence,... more...

  • Reconciliation Discourseby Annelies Verdoolaege

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This volume is a research monograph analysing the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) from an ethnographic/linguistic point of view. The central proposition of this book is that the TRC can be regarded as a mechanism that leads to the hegemony of specific discourses, thus excercising power. The analysis illustrates how, through... more...

  • Der Sinn der Institutionenby Agathe Bienfait; Gert Albert; Steffen Sigmund

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 69.99

    Die weberianische Institutionentheorie baut eine Brücke zwischen einer "normativen" und einer "rationalen" Auffassung der Institutionen. Sie begreift Institutionen weder als Restriktionen des eigennützigen Handelns noch als normativ geforderte Handlungsregeln, sondern setzt diese in eine Wechselbeziehung zum Sinn des Handelns. In dieser Perspektive... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Africaby Dennis D. Cordell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 28.99

    This rich collection of biographies of African men and women adds a crucial human dimension to our understanding of the continent?s tumultuous history since 1800. They coped with upheavals such as the Atlantic slave trade, the absorption of smaller societies by larger ones, and growing European intrusion and conquest. More recently, they were actors... more...

  • The Unexploded Boerby Erich Rautenbach

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    In the winter of 1975, Erich Rautenbach?s life took a serious turn for the worse when he was bust for selling weed by gun-toting undercover cops. He?d been selling the dope to raise money to leave South Africa in a bid to escape his army call-up and resist having to shoot people in the name of apartheid. But instead he found himself in the infamous... more...

  • ?n Seun soos Bramby Hannes Haasbroek

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 8.00

    Eerste omvattende biografie van Fischer in Afrikaans more...

  • Troepie: Van Blougat tot Bosoupaby Cameron Blake

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00

    Vir meer as ?n halfmiljoen wit Suid-Afrikaanse mans wat voor 1994 opgeroep is, was Nasionale Diensplig ?n verpligte, veeleisende en intense ervaring wat ?n kragtige uitwerking op hulle lewe gehad het. Hierdie boek is ?n versameling vertellings waarin meer as veertig voormalige dienspligtiges hulle herinneringe aan hulle dienstydperk in die Suid-Afrikaanse... more...

  • Defining Momentsby Marius Barnard

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 13.00

    Marius Barnard is best known as a member of the pioneering medical team that performed the world?s first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1967, with his brother Chris. But his achievements extended into other spheres. He was an active anti-apartheid campaigner and MP for the Progressive Federal Party, he worked to improve cardiac... more...

  • Red in the Rainbowby Lynn Carneson

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 6.00

    Red in the Rainbow is a story of humanity in the face of political turmoil. Fred and Sarah Carneson were fiercely committed members of the Communist Party from the 1930s onwards. Dedicated activists in brutal times, theirs is a story of political persecution, prolonged separation and enduring love. Lynn Carneson, their daughter, candidly narrates the... more...

  • Battle Story: Rorke's Driftby Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2012; US$ 5.80

    The small garrison based at Rorke's Drift in South Africa is forever immortalised in British history as one of the Army's most glorious moments. The garrison was defended by 139 British soldiers with c.300 African colonial troops under their command when, on 22 January 1879, they were attacked by a Zulu force of nearly 4,000 warriors. Out numbered... more...