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Title
Re-imagining the social in South Africa Re-imagining the social in South Africa :
Type
Text
Language
English
Geographic Coverage
South Africa
Classification
LCC: HN801.A8 R45 2009 (Source: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2009404663
Summary
"As apartheid ended, why did the South African academy shift from critique to subservience? Why have common-sense explanations of the social world of South Africans replaced searching questions? Why are conversations on social issues in South Africa controlled by technology, management and, until their recent collapse, the idea of markets? Why has serious thought in the new South Africa become an indecent activity? These, and other, questions are at the heart of this book which brings social theory to bear on social practice to disrupt received conceptions and representations of the social in the post-apartheid South Africa. This subversive volume seeks to revive the tradition of intellectual argument that marked apartheid's final years. Using critical theoretical perspectives, the contributors offer explanations of narrowly focused post-apartheid discourses, and imagine different orderings of contemporary South African life. "Re-imagining the Social in South Africa" aims to revitalise thinking on twenty-first century South Africa by positioning the humanities, especially its critical spirit, at the very centre of the national conversation"--Publisher's website.
Authorized Access Point
Jacklin, Heather. Re-imagining the social in South Africa
Authorized Access Point Variant
Vale, Peter C. J. Re-imagining the social in South Africa