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Contesting Transformation Popular Resistance in Twenty-First Century South Africa

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ISBN-10: 0745332730

ISBN-13: 9780745332734

Edition: 2012

Authors: Marcelle C. Dawson, Luke Sinwell

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Contesting Transformation is a sober and critical reflection of the wave of social movement struggles which have taken place in post-Apartheid South Africa.*BR**BR*Much of the writing on these movements was produced when they were at their peak, whereas this collection takes stock of the subsequent period of difficulty and complexity. The contributors consider how these different movements conceive of transformation and assesses the extent to which these understandings challenge the narrative of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).*BR**BR*From township revolts to labour struggles, Contesting Transformation is the definitive critical survey of the state of popular struggle in South Africa today.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 12/20/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Luke Sinwell is a postdoctoral fellow for the South African Research Chair in Social Change at the University of Johannesburg.

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Transforming Scholarship: Soberly Reflecting on the Politics of Resistance
The Crisis of the Left in Contemporary South Africa
Voice, Political Mobilisation and Repression under Jacob Zuma
Barricades, Ballots and Experimentation: Making Sense of the 2011 Local Government Elections with a Social Movement Lens
Insurgent Citizenship, Class Formation and the Dual Nature of a Community Protest: A Case Study of 'Kungcatsha'
Unfolding Contradictions in the 'Zuma Movement': The Alliance in the Public Sector Strikes of 2007 and 2010
Labour Strikes and Community Protests: Is There a Basis for Unity in Post-Apartheid South Africa?
Agents of Change? Reflecting on the Impact of Social Movements in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Resisting Privatisation: Exploring Contradictory Consciousness and Activism in the Anti-Privatisation Forum
The Challenge of Ecological Transformation in Post-Apartheid South Africa: The Re-emergence of an Environmental Justice Movement
'Tacticians in the Struggle for Change'? Exploring the Dynamics between Legal Organisations and Social Movements Engaged in Rights-Based Struggles in South Africa
How the Law Shapes and Structures Post-Apartheid Social Movements: Case Study of the Khulumani Support Group
Managing Crisis and Desire in South Africa
Transforming Contestation: Some Closing Words
Bibliography
About the Authors and Editors
Index