Books

  • Development Social Policy and Community Action

    This book is a culmination of multi-faceted research conducted in the poor, urban area of Doornkop, Soweto, using a range of different methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives that all broaden our understanding of citizen-community-state interactions in disadvantaged, urban communities in South Africa.

  • Democratic Marxism Series, The Climate Crisis

    Capitalism’s addiction to fossil fuels is heating our planet at a pace and scale never before experienced. Extreme weather patterns, rising sea levels and accelerating feedback loops are a commonplace feature of our lives. The number of environmental refugees is increasing and several island states and low-lying countries are becoming vulnerable. Corporate-induced climate change has set us on an ecocidal path of species extinction.

  • Broadcasting Democracy Radio and Identity in South Africa

    The media play a key role in post-apartheid South Africa and is often positioned at the centre of debates around politics, identity and culture. Media, such as radio, are often said to also play a role in deepening democracy, while simultaneously holding the power to frame political events, shape public discourse and impact citizens’ perceptions of reality.

  • Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of repetition: A global dialogue on Historical trauma and memory

    Professor Pumla Gobodo – Madikizela launched her latest publication Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of repetition:  A global dialogue on Historical trauma and memory at the offices of the NIHSS on the 7th of March 2017.

  • Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition: A Global Dialogue on Historical Trauma and Memory

    The authors in this volume explore the interconnected issues of intergenerational trauma and traumatic memory in societies with a history of collective violence across the globe. Each chapter’s discussion offers a critical reflection on historical trauma and its repercussions and how memory can be used as a basis for dialogue and transformation.

  • Black South African Autobiography after Deleuze Belonging and Becoming in Self-Testimony

    In this book author Kgomotso Michael Masemola uses Gilles Deleuze’s theories of immanence and deterritorialization to explore South African autobiography as both the site and the limit of intertextual cultural memory.

  • Black South African Autobiography after Deleuze

    The NIHSS is delighted to support publications challenging the literary canon and representations.  Black South African Autobiography After Deleuze: Belonging and Becoming in Self-Testimony is a recent publication by literary scholar Kgomotso Michael Masemola. The author explores French theorist Gilles Deleuze’s notions of immanence and deterritorialization.

  • Black Academic Voices: The South African Experience

    This must-read book captures the personal accounts of lived experiences of black academics at South African universities in the context of the ongoing debate for transformation and decolonisation of higher education.

  • Biko: Philosophy, Identity and Liberation

    Steve Biko was not only considered a `brilliant political theorist' but is also considered a formidable and articulate philosopher'. However, Biko is not simply and merely a philosopher in the manner in which Immanuel Kant was a philosopher, but a philosopher of a special kind, an important Africana existential philosopher.

  • At the Foot of the Volcano

    At a time of robust public contestation about higher education in South Africa, At the Foot of the Volcano focuses on the personal journeys of university lecturers as ordinary people.

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