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Nation Formation and Social Cohesion [electronic resource]: An Enquiry Into the Hopes and Aspirations of South Africa

contributors Andries Oliphant [and 6 others]
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Johannesburg : Real African Publishers on behalf of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9781920655723, 9781920655853
Summary
"Nation Formation and Social Cohesion: An Enquiry into the Hopes and Aspirations of South Africans examines different interpretations and meanings that diverse social actors attach to the calls and prospects for nation formation and social cohesion. It links theories of nation formation and social cohesion to actual practises, both focused on the attainment of a just society founded on the irreducible equality of all its members on the one hand, and the factors militating against achieving this, on the other. Ethnographic research in four provinces provides the substance or practise to the theoretical framing of the discourse. The study proceeds by interrogating the theoretical suppositions of nation formation and social cohesion and this serves as a starting point for a thorough reflection on these two processes. Thus a synthesis, and not a conceptual position is arrived at, where the interdependence of nation formation and social cohesion, specifically for postcolonial societies, (and South Africa in particular) can be interrogated effectively and critically. It is intended to add to the debate and stimulate new thinking around the difficult processes that are being sought to build a South African nation in the 21st century."--MISTRA website.
Contents
  • Chapter One. Introduction
  • Chapter Two. Conceptualising Nation Formation
  • Chapter Three. An African Wish : Contextualising Debates on 'The National Question' in South Africa
  • Chapter Four. Linking Nation Formation and Social Cohesion
  • Chapter Five. Western Cape, Hout Bay
  • Chapter Six. Fietas and Related Areas
  • Chapter Seven : Local Perspectives in the Northern Capeand KwaZulu-Natal
  • Chapter Eight. Conclusion.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
  • "This research project was supported by: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, South Africa, Irish Aid, Government of Ireland, Rialtas na hÉireann, Naspers"--Opposite title page.
  • Contributors taken from back cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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