Race Trouble

Race Trouble : Race, Identity and Inequality in Post-apartheid South Africa

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This book draws on the South African experience to develop a theory of race trouble with the central observation that transformation in South Africa has reshaped patterns and practices of encounter and exchange between historically defined race groups. Race continues to feature prominently in these new forms of social interaction and, by participating in them, South Africans are cast once again as racial subjects - advantaged or disadvantaged, included or excluded, colonizers or colonized.show more

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  • Hardback | 244 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739167073
  • 9780739167076

About Kevin Durrheim

Kevin Durrheim is professor of psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Xoliswa Mtose is executive dean of education at Forth Hare University. Lyndsay Brown teaches English at Durban Girls High.show more

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In Race Trouble the social psychologist Kevin Durrheim and his colleagues Xoliswa Mtose and Lyndsay Brown address the multiple complexities that an analysis of racialised practices in South Africa faces today. ... The structure of the book is well-balanced, the register accessible and engaging. It is rich in examples, usually using at least one major example/case study per chapter. These examples will be helpful for readers who are not familiar with the prior research of the authors and/or the South African context. Durrheim, Mtose and Brown deliver a highly recommendable book for scholars who are interested in the wide field of race relations and racism, not only in South Africa. Race & Classshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Chapter 1: Apartheid, Racism and Change in South Africa Chapter 2 Chapter 2: Experiences of Race Trouble Chapter 3 Chapter 3: Theories of Racism Won't Do Chapter 4 Chapter 4: Discourse Chapter 5 Chapter 5: Practices Chapter 6 Chapter 6: Subjects Chapter 7 Chapter 7: Repression Chapter 8 Chapter 8: Race Trouble versus Racismshow more

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