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Routledge Contemporary South Africa


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The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of South Africa.

To submit a proposal please contact Routledge African Studies editor Helena Hurd, [email protected]

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Youth Unemployment Scenarios South Africa in 2040

Youth Unemployment Scenarios: South Africa in 2040

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Maximilian Matschke
July 27, 2022

This book examines the factors driving youth unemployment in South Africa, exploring potential future outcomes of its mass unemployment, and offering a variety of strategies to avoid an impending crisis in the country. Utilizing scenario analysis rooted in complex systems theory while building on ...

Generation, Gender and Negotiating Custom in South Africa

Generation, Gender and Negotiating Custom in South Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Elena Moore
June 17, 2022

This book investigates how customary practices in South Africa have led to negotiation and contestation over human rights, gender and generational power. Drawing on a range of original empirical studies, this book provides important new insights into the realities of regulating personal ...

The Short Story in South Africa Contemporary Trends and Perspectives

The Short Story in South Africa: Contemporary Trends and Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Rebecca Fasselt, Corinne Sandwith
March 25, 2022

This book considers the key critical interventions on short story writing in South Africa written in English since the year 2000. The short story genre, whilst often marginalised in national literary canons, has been central to the trajectory of literary history in South Africa. In recent years, ...

The Contested Idea of South Africa

The Contested Idea of South Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Busani Ngcaweni
November 30, 2021

This book reflects on the complex and contested idea of South Africa, drawing on a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. Ever since the delineation of South Africa as a country, the many diverse groups of people contained within its borders have struggled to translate a mere geographical ...

Afrikaners and the Boundaries of Faith in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Afrikaners and the Boundaries of Faith in Post-Apartheid South Africa

1st Edition

By Annika Björnsdotter Teppo
September 30, 2021

This book examines the shifting moral and spiritual lives of white Afrikaners in South Africa after apartheid. The end of South Africa’s apartheid system of racial and spatial segregation sparked wide-reaching social change as social, cultural, spatial and racial boundaries were transgressed and ...

Radio, Public Life and Citizen Deliberation in South Africa

Radio, Public Life and Citizen Deliberation in South Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Sarah Chiumbu, Gilbert Motsaathebe
May 25, 2021

This book critically analyses the important role of radio in public life in post-apartheid South Africa. As the most widespread and popular form of communication in the country, radio occupies an essential space in the deliberation and the construction of public opinion in South Africa. From just ...

Social Media and Everyday Life in South Africa

Social Media and Everyday Life in South Africa

1st Edition

By Tanja E Bosch
November 23, 2020

This book explores how social media is used in South Africa, through a range of case studies exploring various social networking sites and applications. This volume explores how, over the past decade, social media platforms have deeply penetrated the fabric of everyday life. The author considers ...

Participatory Theatre and the Urban Everyday in South Africa Place and Play in Johannesburg

Participatory Theatre and the Urban Everyday in South Africa: Place and Play in Johannesburg

1st Edition

By Alexandra Halligey
December 11, 2019

This book explores theatre and performance as participatory research practices for exploring the everyday of the city. Taking an inner-city suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa as its central case study, the book considers how theatre and performance might be both useful practical tools in ...

Social Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa Social Re-engineering for Inclusive Development

Social Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Social Re-engineering for Inclusive Development

1st Edition

By Ndangwa Noyoo
November 11, 2019

This book critically examines the current social policy in post-apartheid South Africa and proposes an alternative social policy agenda to create a new development pathway for the country. Taking social policy as a vehicle that will facilitate the creation of a new society altogether, ...

Agency and Social Transformation in South African Higher Education Pushing the Bounds of Possibility

Agency and Social Transformation in South African Higher Education: Pushing the Bounds of Possibility

1st Edition

By Grace Ese-osa Idahosa
July 15, 2019

This book explores the process of transformation, discussing how individuals are capable of acting to enable transformation of structures and cultures through the lens of South African higher education. Agency and Social Transformation in South African Higher Education examines the role of agency...

International Mediation in the South African Transition Brokering Power in Intractable Conflicts

International Mediation in the South African Transition: Brokering Power in Intractable Conflicts

1st Edition

By Zwelethu Jolobe
April 23, 2019

This book challenges the conventional understanding of South Africa’s transition to democracy as a home-grown process through a comparative analysis of Commonwealth and United Nations mediation attempts. Approaching power transition through the lens of South Africa, Zwelethu Jolobe raises ...

Reversing Urban Inequality in Johannesburg

Reversing Urban Inequality in Johannesburg

1st Edition

Edited By Melissa Tandiwe Myambo
October 12, 2018

With the spread of capitalism - a socio-economic system that produces both wealth and poverty simultaneously - the spatial dynamics of the "global(izing)" city are creating more division between social classes, not less. This means that in the 21st-century, large cities around the world exhibit ...

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