We Are the Poors: Community Struggles in Post-Apartheid South Africa

We Are the Poors Community Struggles in Post Apartheid South Africa When Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in freedom loving people around the world hailed a victory over racial domination The end of apartheid did not change the basic conditio

When Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, freedom loving people around the world hailed a victory over racial domination The end of apartheid did not change the basic conditions of the oppressed majority, however Material inequality has deepened and new forms of solidarity and resistance have emerged in communities that have forged new and dynamiWhen Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, freedom loving people around the world hailed a victory over racial domination The end of apartheid did not change the basic conditions of the oppressed majority, however Material inequality has deepened and new forms of solidarity and resistance have emerged in communities that have forged new and dynamic political identities We Are the Poors follows the growth of the most unexpected of these community movements, beginning in one township of Durban, linking up with community and labor struggles in other parts of the country, and coming together in massive anti government protests at the time of the UN World Conference Against Racism in 2001 We Are the Poors follows the growth of the most unexpected of these community movements, beginning in one township of Durban, linking up with community and labor struggles in other parts of the country, and coming together in massive anti government protests at the time of the UN World Conference Against Racism in 2001 It describes from the inside how the downtrodden regain their dignity and create hope for a better future in the face of a neoliberal onslaught, and shows the human faces of the struggle against the corporate model of globalization in a Third World country.

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  1. Prolific sociologist and activist Ashwin Desai, holds a Master s degree from Rhodes University and a doctorate from Michigan State University He is professor of sociology at the University of Johannesburg from ccazn indexp t

684 Reply to “We Are the Poors: Community Struggles in Post-Apartheid South Africa”

  1. It hurts me not to have loved this book, but I think in truth I would have always wanted to like it than I could ever actually have done Stories of resistance by poor people and communities in South Africa since the end of apartheid You can t help but feel the need of change in the stories in this book I just can t get behind the idea that there is some name able evil in this world that one must fight against to bring about the revolution There are nasty greedy people out there, but I think tha [...]


  2. A professor of mine quipped if you have a brain or a heart you ll love this book It is indeed powerful and sobering, not the greatest account of the devastation of globalization I ve read, nor the best writing, but a worthwhile attempt.



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