GO HOME OR DIE HERE, violence, xenophobia and the reinvention of difference in South Africa, photographs by Alon Skuy

: [Hassim (S.) et al eds.]

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259pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008

 

In response to the xenophobic attacks in May 2008 the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand convened an urgent colloquium that focused on searching for short and long term solutions. This book grew out of the colloquium.

Contributions include "(Dis)connections: elite and popular 'common sense' on the matter of 'foreigners'" by Daryl Glaser,
"Behind Xenophobia in South Africa - poverty or inequality?" by Stephen Gelb,
"Relative Deprivation, Social Instability and Cultures of Entitlement" by Devan Pillay,
"Crossing Borders" by David Coplan,
"Two Newspapers, Two Nations? The media and the xenophobic violence" by Anton Harber,
"We Are Not All Like That: race, class and nation after apartheid" by Andile Mngxitama, and
"Brutal Inheritances: echoes, negrophobia and masculinist violence" by Pumla Dineo Gqola.