Conference 2009

Regional volumes


Gathering Voices. Perspectives on the Social Sciences

in Southern Africa

Editors: Teresa Cruz María e Silva,

Ari Sitas


Contents [pdf 188 Kb]

Introduction. Southern African Social Science in the Late 20th Century by Teresa Cruz María e Silva and Ari Sitas [pdf 763 Kb]

Section One: The Social Sciences in Southern Africa

Globalisation, Social Science and Development. A Mauritanian Perspective by Sheila Bunwaree [pdf 306 Kb]

Social Science in Southern Africa: A Refelction on the Role of Sociology in Youth and Development by Pembelani Mufune [pdf 323 Kb]

Sociology and Social Research in South Africa by Charles Crothers [pdf 603 Kb]

The Social Sciences in Mozambique. Some Theoretical and Institutional Questions by Alexandrino José [pdf 456 Kb]

Section Two: Southern Africa in Transition

"The Glowing Fire of our Patriotism". The Constitutional Court, Civil Society and Constitutional Patriotism in South Africa by Elsa van Huyssteen [pdf 256 Kb]

Commissions of Inquiry and Policy-Making in South Africa. Between the "Grand Tradition" and Democratic Corporatism by Eddie Webster and Sakhela Bulungu [pdf 635 Kb]

Jettisoning Justice. The Case of Amnesty in South Africa by Fred Hendricks [pdf 483 Kb]

Section Three: Women and Gender Equity

Women's Empowerment and Organisation in Mozambique by Isabella Casimiro [pdf 730 Kb]

Possibilities for Redistribution. Rural Women in South Africa Today by Shamim Meer [pdf 273 Kb]

Section Four: Afrocentrism or Afropessimism

Feminist Methodology and Research Among Rural African Women in the Transkei by Nhlanhla Jordan [pdf 592 Kb]

A Disenchanted Modernity. The Accomodation of African Medicine in Contemporary South Africa by Thokozani Xaba [pdf 602 Kb]

Beyond Afropessimism. Identity and Development in a Globalising World by Ari Sitas [pdf 530 Kb]


Proceedings of the ISA Conference for Southern Africa
Durban, South Africa, July, 1996