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From revolution to rights in South Africa : social movements, NGOs & popular politics after apartheid

Author: Steven L Robins
Publisher: Woodbridge [England] ; Rochester, NY : James Currey ; Scottsville, South Africa : University of Kwazulu-Natal Press, 2008.
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Critics of liberalism in Europe and North America argue that a stress on 'rights talk' and identity politics has led to fragmentation, individualisation and depoliticisation.

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Robins, Steven L.
From revolution to rights in South Africa.
Woodbridge [England] ; Rochester, NY : James Currey ; Scottsville, South Africa : University of Kwazulu-Natal Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609104362
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven L Robins
ISBN: 9781847012029 1847012027 9781869141646 1869141644
OCLC Number: 243545111
Description: xvi, 192 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: From revolution to rights --
Activist mediations of 'rights & indigeneous identity: Land struggles, NGOs & indigeneous rights in Namaqualand --
Citizens & 'bushmen' : the khomani San, NGOs, & the making of a new social movement --
'Civil society' & popular politics in the postcolony: 'Deep democracy' & deep authoritarianism at the tip of Africa? --
AIDS, science & the making of a social movement : AIDS activism & biomedical citizenship in South Africa --
Rights passages from 'near death' to 'new life': AIDS activism & new HIV identities in South Africa --
Sexual rights & sexual cultures: AIDS activism, sexual politics & 'new masculinities' after apartheid --
Conclusion: Beyond rights & the limits of liberalism.
Responsibility: Steven L. Robins.
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'In this provocative, richly-illustrated book, one of South Africa's most thoughtful scholars probes the everyday meaning of "rights talk", "citizenship" and cultural identity. Contrary to critics Read more...

 
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