- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: James Currey (November 20, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847012027
- ISBN-13: 978-1847012029
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,685,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Revolution to Rights in South Africa: Social Movements, NGOs and Popular Politics After Apartheid
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An important addition to the literature which draws attention to the 'ambiguous and contradictory character' of rights-based discourses in South Africa. (It) is a must read for anyone interested in the nature of democracy and identity in the post-apartheid era. POLITICAL STUDIES REVIEW In this magnificent book, unearthing case studies from academic journals, Robins examines rights-based social movements and the resurgence of the 'traditional' in communal identity politics. Highly recommended. CHOICE This illuminating post-apartheid ethnography deserves close study by anyone concerned with popular politics in the globalising South. Robins freely intersperses high-level social theory with carefully selected case studies and vignettes. TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT (...) an important book, setting out as it does a strong argument for rejecting some of the more cynical analyses suggesting an end of politics. Based on some rich empirical case studies it offers some fascinating insights into the post-apartheid dilemmas in South Africa. - Ian Scoones, IDS, Sussex
About the Author
Steven L. Robins is Professor of Sociology in the University of Stellenbosch and editor of Limits to Liberation after Apartheid (James Currey)