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    DescriptionWhen Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, freedom-loving people around the world hailed a victory over racial domination. The end of apartheid did not change the basic conditions of the oppressed majority, however. Material inequality has deepened and new forms of solidarity and resistance have emerged in communities that have forged new and dynamic political identities. We Are the Poors follows the growth of the most unexpected of these community movements, beginning in one township of Durban, linking up with community and labor struggles in other parts of the country, and coming together in massive anti-government protests at the time of the UN World Conference Against Racism in 2001. We Are the Poors follows the growth of the most unexpected of these community movements, beginning in one township of Durban, linking up with community and labor struggles in other parts of the country, and coming together in massive anti-government protests at the time of the UN World Conference Against Racism in 2001. It describes from the inside how the downtrodden regain their dignity and create hope for a better future in the face of a neoliberal onslaught, and shows the human faces of the struggle against the corporate model of globalization in a Third World country.


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    Title
    We are the Poors
    Subtitle
    Community Struggles in Post-apartheid South Africa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ashwin Desai
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 158
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 242 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781583670507
    ISBN 10: 1583670505
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFMS
    BIC subject category V2: JPW, JH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC045000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 41
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    BISAC V2.8: SOC031000, POL024000, POL023000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 79
    BISAC V2.8: HIS047000
    BIC subject category V2: 1HFMS
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    DC22: 305.5690968, 305.5/69/0968
    LC classification: HC905 .D47 2002
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 322.40968
    LC classification: 2002006897
    Edition statement
    Revised and Upd.
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Monthly Review Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Monthly Review Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 September 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Ashwin Desai teaches at the Workers' College in Durban, South Africa, and is a newspaper columnist and community activist. He is the author of Arise Ye Coolies and South Africa: Still Revolting.
    Review quote
    "An exceptionally vivid and precise account of daily experiences in the new class apartheid ... Desai's book tells the story of how desperation and powerlessness have turned into organized opposition and an articulate, sophisticated language of resistance."-Mail & Guardian,