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“We too are disabled”: disability grants and poverty politics in rural South Africa

Camilla Hansen and Washeila Sait

in Disability and poverty: A global challenge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428851
eISBN:
9781447302063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the relationship between disability and poverty in the new democratic South Africa. During this country's transitional period, a new conceptual understanding of disability has ... More


Invisible Man’s Grandfather and the American Dream

Steven D. Ealy

in The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806796
eISBN:
9781496806833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806796.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Steven D. Ealy’s “Invisible Man’s Grandfather and the American Dream” examines the grandfather in Invisible Man, an enigmatic figure from whom the narrator learns despite his doubts about the wisdom ... More


Introduction: Crimes of Allegiance

Robert N. Kraft

in Violent Accounts: Understanding the Psychology of Perpetrators through South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479821600
eISBN:
9781479870288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479821600.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This introductory chapter discusses the concept of restorative justice—a justice that seeks full accountability, with perpetrators facing the people they victimized, and working to repair the damage ... More


Intersections: Ethics and Aesthetics

Carrol Clarkson

in Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254156
eISBN:
9780823260898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

With reference to an everyday exchange with vendors at a traffic light intersection in Cape Town, this chapter develops a concept of an “ethics of address.” The discussion analyses the operations of ... More


Who Are We?

Carrol Clarkson

in Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254156
eISBN:
9780823260898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Several South African novels written after 1994 explore questions of personal, cultural and political identity as characters test their inherited values and beliefs in different and often unfamiliar ... More


Conclusion

Carrol Clarkson

in Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254156
eISBN:
9780823260898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A discussion of the ways in which we draw the lines that stratify and set the limits that define an emergent democracy is enriched when aesthetic considerations are brought to bear on a conversation ... More


Personality Rights in South Africa: Re-affirming Dignity

Jonathan Burchell

in Rights of Personality in Scots Law: A Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845860271
eISBN:
9781474406253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860271.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 6 shows that in South African law the Roman actio iniuriarum and its modern judicial interpretation formed the foundation for a general right of personality long before the end of apartheid ... More


Reconciliation as Heterodoxy

Jonathan VanAntwerpen

in Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199364862
eISBN:
9780199364893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364862.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Within the brief history of the field of transitional justice, South African renderings of reconciliation both loom large and occupy an exceptional and somewhat unstable place. This chapter, ... More


Where Dignity Ends and uBuntu Begins: A Response by Yvonne Mokgoro and Stu Woolman

Drucilla Cornell

in Law and Revolution in South Africa: uBuntu, Dignity, and the Struggle for Constitutional Transformation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257577
eISBN:
9780823261574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257577.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter was written by an Emeritus Consttutional Judge and a South African Professor as a response to Chapter 8. Emeritus Justice Yvonne Mokgoro is known as one of the leading scholars of ... More


Internationalization

Adrian Mackenzie

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter begins with the brief discussion of a characteristic called the “otherness” side of software and broadly discusses the internationalization or i18n of the software industry across the ... More


Dignity Violated: Rethinking AZAPO through uBuntu

Drucilla Cornell

in Law and Revolution in South Africa: uBuntu, Dignity, and the Struggle for Constitutional Transformation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257577
eISBN:
9780823261574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257577.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The AZAPO decision of the South African constitutional court was extremely controversial, both within and outside of south Africa because it supported conditional amnesty for those who had committed ... More


uBuntu, Pluralism, and the Responsibility of Legal Academics

Drucilla Cornell

in Law and Revolution in South Africa: uBuntu, Dignity, and the Struggle for Constitutional Transformation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257577
eISBN:
9780823261574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257577.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that uBuntu as an important foundational ethic to the entire new South Africa. The chapter also raises the question about why it has been so difficult for the academy in South ... More


African Cultural Models

Giovanni Bennardo and Victor C. de Munck

in Cultural Models: Genesis, Methods, and Experiences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199908042
eISBN:
9780199369706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199908042.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In Africa the literature on cultural models is rich in the analysis of the relationship between self, society and mind. A key concept that appear across Africa is ubuntu—the self as existing in ... More


Community: Lower Rock Creek and Teilhard de Chardin

Belden C. Lane

in Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199927814
eISBN:
9780197563274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199927814.003.0024
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

I’m up for vigils, but the monks are still asleep. They were noisy last night at compline. The peepers were nearly as loud as the bullfrogs. The whole choir chanted like mad as stars came out over ... More


Conflict as a Site for Perpetuation of Traditional Values

Veena Sharma

in The Weight of Violence: Religion, Language, Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199453726
eISBN:
9780199085293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453726.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Conflict is not unknown to Africa. Accepted as an inevitable part of life, it played, and continues to play, an important role in the cultural and ethical education of the people, particularly the ... More


Introduction

Andrew Briggs, Hans Halvorson, and Andrew Steane

in It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808282
eISBN:
9780191866944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808282.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The book is introduced. Four themes are presented; these run throughout the text. The chapter gives some initial material unfolding, briefly, what is intended by these themes. Some contemporary ... More


What Matters for Individuals in Later Life?

Nancy S. Jecker

in Ending Midlife Bias: New Values for Old Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190949075
eISBN:
9780190949105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949075.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 2 introduces the idea of dignity as species integrity. For human beings, respecting dignity requires making reasonable efforts to support human capabilities at a basic floor level. Human ... More


The Preferred Account of Human Capabilities

Nancy S. Jecker

in Ending Midlife Bias: New Values for Old Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190949075
eISBN:
9780190949105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949075.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 3 translates the idea of dignity as species integrity into the more grounded idea of respecting central human capabilities. Fleshing out human capabilities yields a preferred capability list, ... More


Towards a feminist ethics of ubuntu: Bridging rights and ubuntu

Amanda Gouws and Mikki van Zyl

in Care Ethics and Political Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716341
eISBN:
9780191784941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716341.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Neoliberal economic policies in post-apartheid South Africa have failed to deliver justice to its citizens. Using the notion of care both as an ethical concept and as gendered labor, we seek an ... More


Family Provision in South Africa

Marius J de Waal

in Comparative Succession Law: Volume III: Mandatory Family Protection

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198850397
eISBN:
9780191885419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850397.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Private International Law

At the time of the reception of Roman-Dutch law at the Cape in the seventeenth century, both children and the surviving spouse enjoyed sufficient protection at the death of the breadwinner (normally ... More


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