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Go home or die here : violence, xenophobia and the reinvention of difference in South Africa

Author: Shireen Hassim; Tawana Kupe; Eric Worby
Publisher: Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On 28 May 2008 the Faculty of Humanities in the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg convened an urgent colloquium that focused on searching for short- and long-term solutions. Nearly 20 individuals - mostly Wits academics from a variety of disciplines, but also two student leaders, a journalist and a bishop - addressed the unfolding violence in ways that were conversant with the moment, yet rooted in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shireen Hassim; Tawana Kupe; Eric Worby
ISBN: 9781868144877 1868144879
OCLC Number: 286472939
Description: 259 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: A Torn narrative of violence / Alex Eliseev --
I did not expect such a thing to happen / Rolf Maruping --
(Dis)connections: elite and popular 'common sense' on the matter of 'foreigners' / Daryl Glaser --
Xenophobia in Alexanda / Noor Nieftagodien --
Behind xenophobia in South Africa --
poverty or inequality? / Stephen Gelb --
Relative deprivation, social instability and cultures of entitlement / Devan Pillay --
Violence, condemnation, and the meaning of living in South Africa / Loren B Landau --
Crossing borders / David Coplan --
Policing xenophobia --
xenophobic policing: a clash of legitimacy / Julia Hornberger --
Housing delivery, the urban crisis and xenophobia / Melinda Silverman and Tanya Zack --
Two newspapers, two nations? The Media and the xenophobic violence / Anton Harber --
Beyond citizenship: human rights and democracy ' Cathi Albertyn --
We are not all like that: race, class and nation after Apartheid / Andile Mngxitama --
Brutal inheritances: echoes, negrophobia and masculinist violence / Pumla Dineo Gqola --
Constructing the 'Other': learning from the Ivorian example / Véronique Tadjo.
Responsibility: edited by Shireen Hassim, Tawana Kupe and Eric Worby ; photographs by Alon Skuy ; foreword by Paul Verryn.
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