The post-apartheid public sphere in South Africa has been characterised by race tensions and distrust. Socio-economic inequalities and structural unemployment are contributing to widespread crises. In addressing the conceptual and empirical questions relating to the transition to democracy, the contributors to this volume take the questions of culture and identity seriously, drawing attention to the creative agency of citizens of the 'new' South Africa. They raise important questions concerning the limits of citizenship and procedural democracy.
Steven L. Robins is Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Stellenbosch
North America: Ohio U Press
Steven L. Robins is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch.
Introduction by Steven Robins I CULTURE & THE LIMITS OF LIBERALISM Marginalisation and citizenship in post-apartheid South Africa by Bettina Von Lieres - Reflections on liberalism, politculturalism and ID-ology: citizenship and difference in South Africa by John Comaroff and Jean Comaroff - The demands of recognition and the ambivalence of difference: race, culture and afrikanerness in post-apartheid South Africa by Suren Pillay - Traditional leaders and democracy: cultural politics in the age of globalisation by Thomas A. Koelble and Ed Li Puma II RETHINKNG CITIZENSHIP and GOVERNANCE IN URBAN SOUTH AFRICA Nodal governance, denizenship and communal space: challenging the Westphalian ideal by Clifford Shearing and Jennifer Wood - Political inventions and interventions: a critical review of the proposed city development strategy partnership in Cape Town by Edgar Pieterse - 'Functional' and 'dysfunctional' communities: the making of ethical citizens by Ivor Chipkin - Mediating Manenberg in the post-apartheid public sphere: media, democracy and citizenship by Sean Jacobs and Ron Krabill III CULTURAL PLURALITY and CULTURAL POLITICS AFTER APARTHEID Negotiating gender and personhood in the new South Africa: adolescent women and gangsters in Manenberg Township on the Cape Flats by Elaine Salo - Refracting an elusive South African urban citizenship: problems with tracking spaza by Andrew Spiegel - Coloureds don't toyi-toyi: gesture, constraint and identity in Cape Town by Shannon Jackson - Palaces of desire: Century City and the ambiguities of development by Rafael Marks.