Land Reform Revisited. Democracy, State Making and Agrarian Transformation in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Land Reform RevisitedLand Reform Revisited engages with contemporary debates on land reform and agrarian transformation in South Africa. The volume offers insights into post-apartheid transformation dynamics through the lens of agency and state making. The chapters written by emerging scholars are based on extensive qualitative research and their analysis highlights the ways in which people negotiate and contest land reform realities and politics. By focusing on the diverse meanings of land and competing interpretations of what constitutes success and failure in land reform Brandt and Mkodzongi insist on looking beyond the productivity discourses guiding research and policy making in the field towards an informed view from below.

Contributors are: Kezia Batisai, Femke Brandt, Sarah Bruchhausen, Nerhene Davis, Elene Cloete, Tariro Kamuti, Tarminder Kaur, Grasian Mkodzongi, Camalita Naicker, Fani Ncapayi, Mnqobi Ngubane, and Chizuko Sato.

This book has been published as volume 36 of the Afrika-Studiecentrum Series.

Author(s) / editor(s)

Femke Brandt & Grasian Mkodzongi (eds.)

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Femke Brandt (PhD 2013), University of Johannesburg, is a GES Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies. She has published in Anthropology Southern Africa and the Journal of Southern African Studies.

Grasian Mkodzongi (PhD 2013) is Research Associate Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies. He has published articles and book chapters on land reform and rural livelihoods in Zimbabwe in Agriarian South: Journal of Political Economy and the Review of African Political Economy.

How to order

This book can be ordered directly from Brill Publishers.
Price: € 62,-
Pages: 287
ISBN: 978-90-04-36210-9