Steven L. Robins

Steven L. Robins is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch.

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New South African Keywords sets out to do two things. The first is to provide a guide to the key words and key concepts that have come to shape public and political thought and debate in South Africa since 1994. The second purpose is to provide a compendium of cutting-edge thinking on the new society. In this respect some of the most exciting thinkers and commentators on South Africa have tried to capture the complexity of current debates.

New South African Keywords is not just an invaluable handbook that will be mined by commentators, scholars, policy analysts and thinkers of all kinds probing the complexity of important contemporary terms. The essays and the thoughtful editors’ introduction combine to provide a much-needed overview of contemporary public discourse and its critique.”

Professor Carolyn Hamilton, University of Witwatersrand




Limits to Liberation after Apartheid · Citizenship, Governance, & Culture
Edited by Steven L. Robins

Postapartheid South Africa struggles with race tensions, social inequalities, and unemployment that are contributing to widespread crises. In addressing the transition to democracy, Limits to Liberation After Apartheid examines issues of culture and identity, drawing attention to the creative agency of citizens of the “new” South Africa.