Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745335025 Published April 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745332734 Published April 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Contesting Transformation

Popular Resistance in Twenty-First Century South Africa

Edited by Marcelle C. Dawson and Luke Sinwell

Contesting Transformation

Edited by Marcelle C. Dawson and Luke Sinwell

Distributed for Pluto Press

320 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745335025 Published April 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745332734 Published April 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Contesting Transformation is a sober and critical reflection of the wave of social movement struggles which have taken place in post-Apartheid South Africa.

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 contradiction and complexity. The contributors consider how these different movements conceive of transformation and assess the extent to which these understandings challenge the narrative of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

From township revolts to labour struggles, Contesting Transformation is the definitive critical survey of the state of popular struggle in South Africa today.

Contents

1: Introduction: Transforming Scholarship: Soberly Reflecting on the Politics of Resistance
Marcelle C. Dawson and Luke Sinwell
2: The Crisis of the Left in Contemporary South Africa
Dale T. McKinley
3: Voice, Political Mobilisation and Repression under Jacob Zuma
Jane Duncan
4: Barricades, Ballots and Experimentation: Making Sense of the 2011 Local Government Election with a Social Movement Lens
Peter Alexander
5: Insurgent Citizenship, Class Formation and the Dual Nature of a Community Protest: A Case Study of ‘Kungcatsha’
Malose Langa and Karl von Holdt
6: Unfolding Contradictions in the ‘Zuma Movement’: The Alliance in the Public Sector Strikes of 2007 and 2010
Claire Ceruti
7: Labour Strikes and Community Protests: Is there a Basis for Unity in Post-apartheid South Africa?
Trevor Ngwane
8: Agents of Change? Reflecting on the Impact of Social Movements in Post-apartheid South Africa
Fiona Anciano-White
9: Resisting Privatisation: Exploring Contradictory Consciousness and Activism in the Anti-Privatisation Forum
Carin Runciman
10: The Challenge of Ecological Transformation in Post-apartheid South Africa: The Re-emergence of an Environmental Justice Movement
Jacklyn Cock
11: ‘Tacticians in the Struggle for Change’? Exploring the Dynamics between Legal Organisations and Social Movements Engaged in Rights-Based Struggles in South Africa
Kate Tissington
12: How the Law Shapes and Structures Post-apartheid Social Movements: Case Study of the Khulumani Support Group
Tshepo Madlingozi
13: Managing Crisis and Desire in South Africa
Shannon Walsh
14: Transforming Contestation: Some Closing Words
Luke Sinwell and Marcelle C. Dawson
Bibliography
About the authors
Index

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