"Black Skin, White Masks offers a radical analysis of the psychological effects of colonization on the colonized. Fanon witnessed the effects of colonization first hand both in his birthplace, Martinique, and again later in life when he worked as a psychiatrist in another French colony, Algeria.
While work-related insecurities and worker vulnerability induced by neoliberal globalization are undeniably affecting an increasing number of workers around the world, crossing the Divide reveals that the history and legacy of colonialism is shaping the response of the Global South in ways that are quite different from that of the North.
This new edition includes important new research into community development and 'alternative visions' for a sustainable, just future. It draws on principles of social justice, and post-Enlightenment and Indigenous perspectives to advance holistic approaches to community development. It remains an essential resource for students and professionals.
Facets of Power is the first comprehensive account of the emergence, meaning and profound impact of Chiadzwa's diamonds. Drawing on new fieldwork and published sources, the contributors present a graphic and accessibly written narrative of corruption and greed, as well as resistance by those who have suffered.
This substantially revised edition of Jon Elster's acclaimed book exploring the nature of social behavior features a wholly new chapter and a new conclusion. Proposing choice as the central concept of the social sciences, this book will greatly interest upper-level students and undergraduates of political philosophy, economics, psychology and social theory.
From 2003-2006, Patricia Henderson lived in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, where she recorded the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS. In this illumination study, she recounts the concerns of rural people and explores local repertoires through which illness was folded into everyday life.
The most authoritative dictionary of sociology available. Fully revised to include the most up-to-date concepts and contemporary social issues. It is both an ideal introduction to the subject, and an invaluable reference work for more advanced students and teachers.
Healthy societies can only be built on a realistic understanding of people and their world. The call for African solutions to the continent's problems demands an innovative pool of knowledgeable and skilled social researchers.
Over the past decade, there has been an increasing emphasis in African scholarship and research on the importance of understanding sexuality and the issues around it, such as identity, sexual rights and sexuality, reproductive health and rights and gender and political democracy.
Capital cities today remain central to both nations and states. They host centres of political power, not only national, but in some cases regional and global as well, thus offering major avenues to success, wealth and privilege.