Land reform revisited : democracy, state making and agrarian transformation in post-apartheid South Africa

TitleLand reform revisited : democracy, state making and agrarian transformation in post-apartheid South Africa
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
Series EditorF. Brandt, and G. Mkodzongi
Series titleAfrika-Studiecentrum series
Pagination - 287
Date Published2018///
Place PublishedLeiden [etc.]
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number9789004362550
Keywordsagricultural history, inequality, land acquisition, land reform, South Africa, wild animals, Zimbabwe

Content: Revisiting South Africa's land and agrarian questions / Grasian Mkodzongi and Femke Brandt -- Broadening conceptions of democracy and citizenship : the subaltern histories of rural resistance in Mpondoland and Marikana / Sarah Bruchhausen and Camalita Naicker -- From material to cultural : historiographic approaches to the Eastern Cape's agrarian past / Elene Cloete -- South Africa's dangerous game : re-configuring power and belonging on Karoo trophy-hunting farms / Femke Brandt -- Gendered nationhood and the land question in South Africa 20 years after democracy / Kezia Batisai -- Farm worker 'development' agendas : what does sports have to do with it? / Tarminder Kaur -- Intricacies of game farming and outstanding land restitution claims in the Gongolo area of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa / Tariro Kamuti -- Inclusive business models in South African land restitution : great expectations and ambiguous outcomes explored / Nerhene Davis -- 'We won't have Zim-style land grabs' : what can South Africa learn from Zimbabwe's fast-track land reforms? / Grasian Mkodzongi -- Khoisan revivalism and land question in post-apartheid South Africa / Chizuko Sato -- The land-reform programme and its contribution to the livelihoods of poor people / Fani Ncapayi -- 'Disrupting spatial legacies' : dismantled game farms as success stories of land reform? / Mnqobi Ngubane -- Agency and state planning in South Africa's land-reform process / Femke Brandt and Grasian Mkodzongi. Abstract: "Land 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". Note: "This edited volume is the result of an international conference titled 'Reflections on South Africa's land and agrarian questions after 20 years democracy'. It took place on 14 and 15 August 2014 at the Centre for African Studies (CAS) at the University of Cape Town (UCT)."

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