South Africa in Transition

South Africa in Transition : New Theoretical Perspectives

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South Africa in Transition utilises new theoretical perspectives to describe and explain central dimensions of the democratic transition in South Africa during the late 1980s and early 1990s, covering changes in the politics of gender and education, the political discourses of the ANC, NP and the white right, constructions of identity in South Africa's black townships and rural areas, the role of political violence in the transition, and accounts of the democratization process itself.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 13.97mm | 311g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 1998
  • XIV, 222 p.
  • 1349268038
  • 9781349268030

Table of contents

List of Abbreviations Notes on the Contributors Introduction: Changing Paradigms and the Politics of Transition in South Africa; D.R. Howarth and A.J. Norval The Dying Days of Apartheid; R. Taylor and M. Shaw Changing Discourses of Democracy and Socialism in South Africa; D. Glaser Reason and Representation in National Party Discourse, 1990-1992; A. Altbeker and J. Steinberg From the `Peaceful Past' to the `Violent Present': Memory, Myth and Identity in Gugulethu; S. Field Reinventing the Politics of Cultural Recognition: The Freedom Front and the Demand for a Volkstaat; A. J. Norval Identity and the Changing Politics of Gender in South Africa; D. Bonnin, R. Deacon, R. Morrell and J. Robinson Education, Development and Democracy in South Africa; R. Deacon and B. Parker The Fruits of Modernity: Law, Power and Paternalism in the Rural Western Cape; A.du Toit South African Literature, Beyond Apartheid; M. Devenney Paradigms Gained? a Critique of Theories and Explanations of Democratic Transition in South Africa; D. Howarth Chronology Index
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About Aletta J. Norval

ANTONY ALTBEKKER Deputy Director General of the Department of Finance in South Africa
DEBBY BONNIN Department of Sociology, University of Natal, Durban
ROGER DEACON Education Department, University of Natal, Durban
MARK DEVENNEY Doctoral Student, University of Essex
ANDRIES DU TOIT Director of a Research Project on land reform and its policy implications in South Africa
SEAN FIELD Currently involved in setting up an oral History Research Project in Cape Town, South Africa
DARYL GLASER teaches Political Theory, University of Strathclyde
DAVID HOWARTH Teaches Political Theory, University of Staffordshire
ROBERT MORREL teaches History and Gender-related courses, Education Department, University of Natal, Durban
ALETTA NORVAL Director of the MA programme in Ideology and Discourse Theory, University of Essex
BEN PARKER Chair of the Department of Education, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
JENNIFER ROBINSON Department of Geography, London School of Economics
MARK SHAW Senior Researcher and Head of the Crime and Police Policy, Institute for Security Studies, Johannesburg
JONNY STEINBERG Doctoral student, Oxford University
RUPERT TAYLOR Department of Political Science, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
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