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The Texture of Dissent: Defiant Public Intellectuals in South Africa

Narnia Bohler-Muller, Vasu Reddy, Gregory Houston, Maxi Schoeman, and Heather Thuynsma, editors
The Texture of Dissent: Defiant Public Intellectuals in South Africa
ISBN: 978-1-928246-57-2
$45.00
Forthcoming February 2023/480 pages

DESCRIPTION

The Texture of Dissent presents concise political biographies of a myriad of prominent South African public intellectuals who were shaped by the contentious issues of their day. Showcasing the ways in which these individuals were involved in the "political work of social change," the contributors also reflect on the legacy of their defiant thought and action in today's complex environment.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Narnia Bohler-Muller is executive director of the Developmental, Capable, and Ethical State (DCES) research division at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and adjunct professor in the School of Law at the University of Fort Hare. Vasu Reddy is dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria. Gregory Houston is chief research specialist in the DCES research division at HSRC. Maxi Schoeman is professor emerita of political science at the University of Pretoria. Heather Thuynsma lectures in political science at the University of Pretoria.

CONTENTS

  • The Texture of Defiance: Defiant Public Intellectuals in South Africa—the Editors.
  • POLITICAL PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS.
  • Introduction.
  • Frene Ginwala.
  • Ronnie Kasrils.
  • Thabo Mbeki.
  • Chris Hani.
  • Kgalema Motlanthe.
  • Allan Boesak.
  • Frank Chikane.
  • Trevor Manuel.
  • Blade Nzimande.
  • Barney Desai.
  • Phillip Kgosana.
  • Patricia de Lille.
  • Steve Biko.
  • Barney Pityana.
  • Mosibudi Mangena.
  • Alex Boraine.
  • Frederick van Zyl Slabbert.
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
  • Sheena Duncan.
  • Zwelinzima Vavi.
  • CULTURAL PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS.
  • Adam Small.
  • Njabulo Ndebele.
  • Zakes Mda.
  • Mandla Langa.
  • Antjie Krog.
  • Mongane Wally Serote.
  • Lebogang Mashile.
  • Peter Magubane.
  • Omar Badsha.
  • William Kentridge.
  • David Kramer.
  • Gcina Mhlophe.
  • Mike van Graan.
  • Abdullah Ibrahim.
  • Johnny Clegg.
  • Sibongile Khumalo.
  • Johannes Kerkorrel.
  • Brenda Fassie.
  • Thandiswa Mazwai.
  • Simphiwe Dana.
  • Marc Lottering.
  • Anton Kannemeyer.
  • Chester Missing.
  • ACADEMIC PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS.
  • Introduction.
  • Hermann Giliomee.
  • Jonathan Jansen.
  • Shireen Hassim.
  • William Gumede.
  • Xolela Mangcu.
  • Ashwin Desai.
  • Patrick Bond.
  • Pierre de Vos.
  • Pumla Dineo Gqola.
  • Harry Dugmore.
  • Quarraisha Karim.
  • Mzukisi Qobo.
  • ORGANIC PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS.
  • Pius Langa.
  • Navi Pillay.
  • Dikgang Moseneke.
  • Zak Yacoob.
  • Edwin Cameron.
  • Mogoeng Mogoeng.
  • Thuli Madonsela.
  • Tiyo Soga.
  • Henry Nxumalo.
  • Lewis Nkosi.
  • Aggrey Klaaste.
  • Anton Harber.
  • Mark Gevisser.
  • Ferial Haffajee.
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
  • Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.
  • Clem Sunter.
  • Lebogang Pheko.
  • John Perlman.
  • Hennie van Vuuren.
  • Simon Nkoli.
  • Nomboniso Gasa.
  • Mark Heywood.
  • Sisonke Msimang.
  • Eusebius McKaiser.
  • Prince Mashele.
  • Ralph Mathekga.
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