Paradise Lost. Race and Racism in Post-apartheid South Africa is about the continuing salience of race and persistence of racism in post-apartheid South Africa. The chapters in the volume illustrate the multiple ways in which race and racism are manifested and propose various strategies to confront racial inequality, racism and the power structure that underpins it, while exploring, how, through a renewed commitment to a non-racial society, apartheid racial categories can be put under erasure at exactly the time they are being reinforced.
Gregory Houston, PhD. (1998), University of KwaZulu-Natal, is a chief research specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council. His most recent publication is a co-edited volume, Society, Research and Power: A History of the Human Sciences Research Council from 1929 to 2019 (HSRC Press, 2021).
Modimowabarwa Kanyane, D.Admin (2006), University of Pretoria, is an Executive Dean at the University of Venda. His most recent publication is a co-edited volume, Culture and Rural-Urban Revitalization in South Africa: Indigenous Knowledge, Policies and Planning (Routledge: London, 2021).
Yul Derek Davids, PhD. (2010), Stellenbosch University, is a Research Director at the Human Sciences Research Council. He has published extensively and co-edited the South African Social Attitudes 2nd Report: Reflections on the Age of Hope Book (HSRC Press, 2010).
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