The Poverty of Ideas: South African Democracy and the Retreat of the Intellectuals (Signed)

R 150.00  

Editors: William Gumede and Leslie Dikeni
Signed by the editors
Publisher: Jacana Media (2010)
ISBN-10: 1770097759
ISBN-13: 9781770097759
Condition: Very Good. The cover has some scratches, wear to edges and small creases across the corners and a few of the pages. A few small marks and indentations on the half-title page.
Binding: Softcover 
Pages: 258
Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 1.8 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

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Exploring the changing role of the South African intellectual,  these essays define the role and responsibility of critical thinkers in a new democracy. Contrasting the courage of the outspoken dissenter during the apartheid era with today's disengaged observers, the contributors discuss the retreat of the intellectual from the public sphere and the impact this has had on the consolidation of democracy in post-apartheid South Africa.
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