Recent Publications 

Recent publications from SWOP Researchers, Students and Associates. Click on the link on items to download or for more information on accessing the work 

Von Holdt, K & Naidoo, P. (2018). Mapping movement landscapes in South Africa. Globalizations, June 2018 

Webster, E. (2018). Culture and working life: Ari Sitas and the transformation of labour studies in South Africa 

Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Vol. 36 

Von Holdt, K. (2018) ‘Reading  Bourdieu  in  South  Africa:  Order  Meets Disorder', in Medvetz, T and Sallaz, J.J (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Pierre Bourdieu , Oxford Handbooks.

Cock, J. (2018). ‘Challenging environmental justice and inequality in contemporary South Africa’ in Gilbert Khadiagala, Sarah Mosoetsa, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall (eds). South African Review 6. Johannesburg: Wits University Press

Cock, J. (2018). ‘A democratic, eco-feminist alernative’ in V. Satgar (ed) The Climate Crises: South African and Global Democratic Eco-socialist alternatives. Johannesburg: Wits University Press. 

Forrest, K & Loate, L. (2018). ‘Power and Accumulation Coal Mining, Water and Regulatory Failure'.  The Extractive Industries and Society, Vol. 5

Chinguno, C. (2018). ‘The spectre and politics of youth unemployment in post-apartheid South Africa’ in MCcllum and Mayer, The Crisis of Global Youth Unemployment, Routledge. 

Scully, B & Webster, E. (2018). The countryside and capitalism: Rethinking the cheap labour thesis in post-apartheid South Africa. In John Reynolds, Ben Fine and Robert Van Niekerk (eds). Race, Class and the Post-apartheid Democratic State Pietermaritzburg: University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Press.    

Webster, E. (2018). Rethinking the world of work in Southern Africa: Building a social floor. In Tina Uys and Jan Marie Fritz (eds) Clinical Sociology in Southern Africa. Cape Town: Juta.  

Webster, E , Masondo, T & Bischoff, C. (2018). Worker Participation at plant level: the South African case’, in Stefan Burger, Ludger Pries and Manfred Wannaoffel (editors), The Palgrave International Handbook of Workers' Participation. New York: Palgrave Macmilllan.  

Webster, E. (2018). Trade Unions : Worker Voice , Social Distance and Business Unionism’ In search of an ethical Foundation for South Africa , A MISTRA publication.  

Mnwana, S. (2018). A Radical Mineral Policy with Retribalisation? Mining and Politics of Difference in Rural South Africa. In: Extractive Industries and Changing State Dynamics in Africa: Beyond the Resource Curse. Routledge.  

Rioting and Writing: Diaries of Wits Fallists (2017). Editorial Collective: Crispen Chinguno, Morwa Kgoroba , Sello Mashibini, Bafana Nicolas Masilela, Boikhutso Maubane, Nhlanhla Moyo, Andile Mthombeni and Hlengiwe Ndlovu. Chapter contributions from Hugo Canham, Simamkele Dlakavu, C. Anzio Jacobs, Bandile Bertrand Leopeng, Nonkululeko Mabaso, Tebogo Molobye, Ntokozo Moloi, Ashley Nyiko Mabasa, Tebogo Radebe, Neo Sambo and Busisiwe Cathrine Seabe. DOWNLOAD

Idrissa, R. (2017) 'The Politics of Islam in the Sahel: between Persuasion and Violence', New York: Taylor & Francis Group.

Webster, E & Pampallis, K. (2017) ‘The Unresolved National Question: Left Thought under Apartheid', Johannesburg: Wits University Press.

Webster, E, Britwum, A & Bhowmik, S. (2017) ‘Crossing the Divide: Precarious Work and the Future of Labour’ ,Pietermaritzburg : UKZN Press

Nilsen, A. (2017). Power, resistance and development in the Global South: Notes towards a critical research agenda’ . International Journal of politics, culture and society, Vol. 29

Mujere, J. (2017). ‘Those who are not known, should be known by the country: Patriotic history and the politics of recognition in southern Zimbabwe’ . Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 11 (1) 

Fouksman, E. (2017). ‘Civil society knowledge networks: how international development institutions reshape the geography of knowledge’. Third World Quarterly , Vol. 38 (8)

Mtero, F. (2017). Rural livelihoods, large-scale mining and agrarian change in Mapela, Limpopo’ . South African Resources Policy. 53

Mabasa, K. (2017). Labour unions and South Africa's foreign policy: The case of COSATU  In L. Masters & C. Landsburg (eds.), From the outside in: Domestic actors and South Africa's foreign policy Auckland Park : Fanele (pp. 117-149).

Katsaura, O. (2017). ‘Theo-urbanism: pastoral power and Pentecostals in Johannesburg’. Culture and Religion, Vol. 18 (3)

McQueen, I. (2017). ‘Ecumenism and the global anti-apartheid struggle: The World Council of Churches’ Special Fund in South Africa and Botswana’. Historia: journal of the Historical Association of South Africa, Vol. 62 (2)

McQueen, I. (2017). ‘Class versus Nation: A History of Richard Turner's Eclipse and Resurgence’. Theoria: a journal of social and political theory, Vol. 64 (2)

Benya, A. (2017). ’Going underground in South African platinum mines to explore women miners' experiences’. Gender and development J, Vol. 25 (3)

Cole, P. (2017). ‘Hooks down! Anti-apartheid activism and solidarity among maritime unions in Australia and the United  States’. Labor History, Vol. 58 (3)

Mabasa, K. (2017). The Rebellion of the born unfrees: Fallism and the neo-colonial corporate university'Strategic review for Southern Africa, Vol. 39 (2)

Webster, E. (2017). The China Price: The All-China Federation of Trade Unions and the Repressed Question of International Labour Standards’. Globalizations, Vol. 14 (2)

Webster, E. (2017). Marikana and Beyond. New Dynamics in Strikes in South Africa’. Global Labour Journal, Vol. 8 (2)

Webster, E. (2017). Maverick Insider: A struggle for Union Independence in a Time of National Liberation’. Transformation, 92

Fig, D. (2017). The history of the South African sugar industry illuminates deeply rooted obstacles for sugar reduction anti-obesity interventions’. African Studies, Vol. 76 (4)

Samson, M. (2017). Not Just Recycling the Crisis’. Historical Materialism, Vol. 25 (1)

Nkosi, M. (2017). Organising farm workers in Gauteng: Economic upgrading and social downgrading. In E. Webster & A. Britwum & S. Bhowmik (eds.), Crossing the Divide: Precarious Work and the Future of Labour, Pietermaritzburg: UKZN Press (pp. 97-118). 

Ludwig, C & Webster, E. (2017). Changing forms of power and municipal worker resistance in Johannesburg. In M. Paret & C. Runciman & L. Sinwell (eds.), Southern Resistance in Critical Perspective. The politics of Protest in South Africa's Contentious Democracy. Abingdon : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group (pp. 137-152). 

Ludwig, C & Webster, E. (2017). Changing forms of power and municipal worker resistance in Johannesburg. In M. Paret & C. Runciman & L. Sinwell (eds.), Southern Resistance in Critical Perspective. The politics of Protest in South Africa's Contentious Democracy. Abingdon : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group (pp. 137-152). 

Webster, E. (2017). Parteiergreifen: Verheißungen und Fallstricke einer öffentlichen Soziologieim Apartheid-Südafrika. In Brigitte Aulenbacher, Michael Burawoy, Klaus Dörre and Johanna Sittel (eds).   Öffentliche Soziologie. Wissenschaft im Dialog mit der Gesellschaft, Frankfurt and New York: Campus Verlag. 

Ludwig, C & Webster, E. (2017). Zwischen inklusiver und exklusiver Solidaritat; Die Fragmentierung kommunaler Beschaftigung in Johannesburg. In Hajo Holst (eds),  Fragmentierte Belegschaften; Leiharbeit, Informalitat und Soloselbstandigkeit in globaler Perspektive. Frankfurt and New York;  Campus Verlag. 

Cock, J. (2017). The Radicalization of Environmental Justice in South Africa. In JA. Byfield & DL. Hodgson (eds.),  Global Africa: Into the Twenty-First Century. USA : University of California Press (pp. 153-162). 

Nilsen, A. (2017). Law Struggles, Lawmaking, and the Politics of Hegemony in Neoliberal India. In A. Chakraborty & A P. D'Costa (eds.), The Land Question in India: State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition Oxford: Oxford University Press (pp. 129-150)

Moodie, D. (2017). Vicissitudes of the National Question: Afrikaner Style chapter 6 In M. Seeber (eds.), The Unresolved National Question: Left Thought Under Apartheid Johannesburg: Wits University Press (pp. 112-129). 

Nilsen, A. (2017). Social Movements, State Formation and Democracy in India: An Introduction. In A. Nilsen & K. Nielsen (eds.), Social Movements, State Formation and Democracy in India: Deepening Democracy London: Palgrave MacMillan (pp. 1-23). 

Burawoy, M. (2017). Social Movements in the neoliberal age in M. Paret & C. Runciman & L Sinwell (eds), Southern Resistance in Critical Perspective. The politics of Protest in South Africa's Contentious Democracy Abingdon : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group (pp. 21-35).     

Mukwedeya, T & Ndlovu, H. (2017). Party politics and community mobilisation in Buffalo City, East London Chapter 7 in M. Paret & C. Runciman & L. Sinwell (eds.), Southern Resistance in Critical Perspective. The politics of Protest in South Africa's Contentious Democracy Abingdon, Oxon, New York : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group (pp. 107-117). 

Nilsen, A. (2017). Democratic Struggles in the Bhil Heartland. Historical Trajectories and Contemporary Scenarios  in D. Taghioff & U. Chandra (eds.), Staking Claims. The Politics of Social Movements in Contemporary Rural India New Delhi : Oxford University Press (pp. 31-63). 

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