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Go Home or Die Here – Violence, Xenophobia and The Reinventation of Difference in South Africa

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The xenophobic attacks that started in Alexandra, Johannesburg, South Africa, in May 2008 before spreading to others around the country, caused an outcry across the world and raised many fundamental questions: Of what profound social malaise is xenophobia and the violence that it inspires, a symptom?

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The xenophobic attacks that started in Alexandra, Johannesburg, South Africa, in May 2008 before spreading to others around the country, caused an outcry across the world and raised many fundamental questions: Of what profound social malaise is xenophobia and the violence that it inspires, a symptom?
Have our economic and political choices created new forms of exclusion that fuel anger and distrust? On 28 May 2008 the Faculty of Humanities in the University of Witwatersrand convened an urgent colloquium that focused on searching for short and long term solutions. ┬áNearly 20 individuals – Wits academics from a variety of disciplines, but also two student leaders, a journalist and bishop – addressed the unfolding violence in ways that were conversant with the moment, yet rooted in scholarship and ongoing research.

Additional information

Publisher

ISBN

9781868144877

Date Published

2008

Language

English

Specifications

Softcover, 20x18cm, 272pp