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Southern African Studies


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The academic research volumes in this interdisciplinary series are publications in book format of special issues from the Journal of Southern African Studies. The special issues are often complimented by updated forewords or epilogues.  The Journal Editorial Board act as the series editors.

The Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS) is an international publication for work of high academic quality on issues of interest and concern in the region of Southern Africa. It generates fresh scholarly research in the fields of history, economics, sociology, demography, social anthropology, geography, development studies, administration, law, political science, political economy, international relations, literature, cultural studies, and the natural sciences in so far as they relate to the human condition. It periodically organises and supports conferences to this end, sometimes in the region. It seeks to encourage inter-disciplinary analysis, strong comparative perspectives and original research that reflects new theoretical or methodological approaches. An active international advisory board with strong Southern African representation demonstrates our close ties with scholars there and our commitment to promoting research in the region.

The region covered embraces South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola and Mozambique; and occasionally, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar and Mauritius.

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Reassessing Mandela

Reassessing Mandela

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Colin Bundy, William Beinart
November 30, 2020

Seven years since his death (2013), Nelson Mandela still occupies an extraordinary place in the global imagination. Internationally, Mandela’s renown seems intact and invulnerable. In South Africa, however, his legacy and his place in the country’s history have become matters of contention and ...

Transnational Histories of Southern Africa’s Liberation Movements

Transnational Histories of Southern Africa’s Liberation Movements

1st Edition

Jocelyn Alexander, JoAnn McGregor, Blessing-Miles Tendi
December 03, 2019

Transnational Histories of Southern Africa’s Liberation Movements offers new perspectives on southern Africa’s wars of national liberation, drawing on extensive oral historical and archival research. Assuming neither the primacy of nationalist loyalties as they exist today nor any single path to ...

South African Homelands as Frontiers Apartheid’s Loose Ends in the Postcolonial Era

South African Homelands as Frontiers Apartheid’s Loose Ends in the Postcolonial Era

1st Edition

Steffen Jensen, Olaf Zenker
May 01, 2017

This book explores what happened to the homelands – in many ways the ultimate apartheid disgrace – after the fall of apartheid. This research contributes to understanding the multiple configurations that currently exist in areas formerly declared "homelands" or "Bantustans". Using the concept of ...

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