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Edited by Abebe Zegeye, University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, and Richard L. Harris, California State University, Monterey Bay
The essays in this collection reveal that the social and political development of post-apartheid South Africa depends to an important degree on the evolving cultural, social and political identities of its diverse population and on the role of the media of mass communications in the country's ...
H.T. Wilson, York University, Toronto. Edited and with a Foreword by Thomas M. Kemple, York University, Toronto
This book addresses, and at the same time reflects, the impact of Max Weber on both the social sciences and on critical theory’s critique of the social sciences. Weber’s conception of ‘vocation’ is a guiding thread unifying concerns about the nature, scope and limits of theoretical thinking ...
Drawing upon her anthropological fieldwork in various poor neighbourhoods in Cairo, the author shows the resilience of poor women in the face of poverty. Beliefs about demons that invade the body and thereby cause illness derive from ‘formal’ as well as ‘popular’ Islam. Affected women find ...
Edited by Mattei Dogan, National Center of Scientific Research, Paris
This book, prepared under the auspices of the IPSA Research Committee on Political Elites, focuses on the interpenetration between various types of elites. The contributions to this book reveal contrasting patterns of recruitment and selection in terms of career paths, visibility, influence, and ...
Rosemary van den Berg
This publication provides an invaluable insight into the cultural upheaval of the Nyoongar people of Australia after British colonisation and how they have lived with racism and are now trying to adapt to the multicultural policies formulated for all Australians.
Edited by Maghan Keita, Villanova University, PA, U.S.A.
The authors invite and incite the reader to a much closer and nuanced reading of Africa and its history, and the way in which that history, over time and space allows for a re-conceptualization of Africa’s role and place in the world.
Matthijs van den Bos
This ethnographic and Iranological study provides a unique exploration of Shi‘ite Sufism in Iran, relating the comparative social development of two orders to the cultural repertoires that Sufis have used to cope with twentieth-century political and jurist regimes.
Edited by Jamil Jreisat, University of South Florida
Governance is not a topic that easily lends itself to neat and precise definitions. Although concepts and practices of governance are profoundly under-specified, they are frequently associated with three dimensions: how and why governments are structured, what processes they employ in governing, ...
Bahaa Ali El-Dean
This Volume aims to provide an analysis of problems and challenges relating to the creation of a legal infrastructure that meets the needs and capabilities of emerging market economies in the light of the privatisation process.
Edited by Stephen N. Ndegwa, William and Mary, Williamsburg VA
The democratic experiment in Africa has had a checkered history over the past ten years. Analysts of this proces tend to focus on the political and legal space instead of including broader issues such as norms, generational change and class. Past experience from Botswana, South-Africa, Ghana, ...
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