Race and Reconciliation in South Africa: A Multicultural Dialogue in Comparative Perspective

Race and Reconciliation in South Africa: A Multicultural Dialogue in Comparative Perspective

by William E. Van Vugt
     
 

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In the mid-1990s the Truth and Reconciliation Commission disclosed its findings on the awful reality of the apartheid era in South Africa. The Commission inspired scholars from Europe, North America, and South Africa to convene a group of their own, to investigate in multicultural, scholarly dialogue the history, theology, philosophy, and politics of race and

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In the mid-1990s the Truth and Reconciliation Commission disclosed its findings on the awful reality of the apartheid era in South Africa. The Commission inspired scholars from Europe, North America, and South Africa to convene a group of their own, to investigate in multicultural, scholarly dialogue the history, theology, philosophy, and politics of race and reconciliation in South Africa. This volume is the product of that important dialogue. And while the focus is the particular environment of South Africa, the contributors work within a comparative perspective, using examples from other nations and cultures to explore that which makes South Africa unique. Ultimately, the book aims to offer not only a better understanding of the depth of injustice in South Africa's past, but also a deeper appreciation for the achievement of the present and the promise of the future—in South Africa and in every other multiethnic region in the world.

Editorial Reviews

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
This book makes a contribution to a better understanding of racism and injustice in South Africa, and a better understanding of what South Africans have achieved in the past several years. I thank William Van Vugt, Daan Cloete, and the other contributors for their work.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M. Tutu
This book makes a contribution to a better understanding of racism and injustice in South Africa, and a better understanding of what South Africans have achieved in the past several years. I thank William Van Vugt, Daan Cloete, and the other contributors for their work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739101575
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Global Encounters: Studies in Comparative Political Theory Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.48(d)

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Desmond Tutu
This book makes a contribution to a better understanding of racism and injustice in South Africa, and a better understanding of what South Africans have achieved in the past several years. I thank William Van Vugt, Daan Cloete, and the other contributors for their work.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Meet the Author

William E. Van Vugt is Professor of History at Calvin College. G. Daan Cloete is Professor of New Testament at the University of the Western Cape.

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