The South African Society

The South African Society : Realities and Future Prospects

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Intergroup relations is a contentious issue both inside and outside South Africa, where it has dominated political thinking for the past several decades, and affected the day-to-day lives of all the country's inhabitants. In recent years scholars have recognized the urgency and complexity of the problem posed by intergroup relations and responded to the challenge. This report of the Main Committee of the Human Sciences Research Council represents not merely a scientific analysis of intergroup relations in South Africa but a comprehensive interdisciplinary attempt to address all facets of the issue in a scientifically accountable way.
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  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 17.53mm | 449.06g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • 0313257248
  • 9780313257247

Table of contents

Foreword by Leonard W. Doob Introduction General Background to the Problems in South Africa Concerning Intergroup Relations The Experience of Intergroup Relations The Structuring of Intergroup Relations Evaluation Fundamental Prerequisites for Constructive Intergroup Relations Notes Work Committee Reports Project Reports Map of Population Distribution Signatories Reaction of South African Government Selection of Media Commentaries Index
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"A historical document that should be read by anyone interested in becoming well informed about the current South African situation. The work represents a collective view of white Afrikaner scholars, 208 of whom collaborated in the research in 20 discipliners, which led to its publication in South Africa in 1985. As such, the volume formed the ideological basis for the reform' policies being followed by the Nationalist government, whose response is printed as an appendix. The conclusion is the the original apartheid model has reached an impasse' and can no longer serve to develop social relations. At every level, it is evident from this report that Afrikaner intellectuals have abandoned many of the myths that formed the rock bed of their political and social thinking. The book is also a mine of factual and statistical information for scholars interested in the current South African scene. College, university, and public libraries."-Choice ?A historical document that should be read by anyone interested in becoming well informed about the current South African situation. The work represents a collective view of white Afrikaner scholars, 208 of whom collaborated in the research in 20 discipliners, which led to its publication in South Africa in 1985. As such, the volume formed the ideological basis for the reform' policies being followed by the Nationalist government, whose response is printed as an appendix. The conclusion is the the original apartheid model has reached an impasse' and can no longer serve to develop social relations. At every level, it is evident from this report that Afrikaner intellectuals have abandoned many of the myths that formed the rock bed of their political and social thinking. The book is also a mine of factual and statistical information for scholars interested in the current South African scene. College, university, and public libraries.?-Choice
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