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Political Violence and the Struggle in South Africa - N. Chabani Manganyi

Political Violence and the Struggle in South Africa

By: N. Chabani Manganyi (Editor), Andre du (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th October 1990
ISBN: 9780333525968
Number Of Pages: 384

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This book provides a unique perspective, at once scholarly and fully engaged, on the political violence in South Africa during 'The Time of the Comrades' in the mid-1980s. The work of a group of social scientists and professionals, whose own work and thinking have been profoundly affected by the political crisis of that time, it provides an in-depth research and analysis as well as critical reflections on the difficult political and theoretical issues raised by political violence and the struggle in South Africa.

Notes on Contributors - Editorial Introduction: The Time of the Comrades: Reflections on Professional Discourses and Political Commitment - South Africa: The Epidemiology and Culture of Violence; S.Marks & N.Andersson - The Concept of Violence; J.Degenaar - Discourses on Political Violence; A.du Toit - The Shooting at Uitenhage, 1985: The Context and Interpretation of Violence; R.Thornton - Symbolising Violence: State and Media Discourse in Television Coverage of Township Protest, 1985-7; D.Posel - From Biko to Wendy Orr: The Problem of Medical Accountability in Contexts of Political Violence and Torture; M.Rayner - Detention and Violence: Beyond Victimology; D.Foster & D.Skinner - State Violence in South Africa and the Development of a Progressive Psychology; L.Swartz, K.Gibson & S.Swartz - Political Oppression and Children in South Africa: The Social Construction of Damaging Effects; L.Swartz and A.Levett - Crowds and their Vicissitudes: Psychology and Law in the South African Courtroom; N.Chabani Manganyi - Violence and the Law: The Use of the Censure in Political Trials in South Africa; D.M.Davis - Sentencing in Cases of Public Violence; C.Plasket - Images of Punishment in the People's Courts of Cape Town, 1985-7: From Prefigurative Justice to Populist Violence; W.Sch rf & B.Ngcokoto - Index

ISBN: 9780333525968
ISBN-10: 0333525965
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 26th October 1990
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.51  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 2