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Land, Memory, Reconstruction, and Justice: Perspectives on Land Claims in South Africa
edited by Cherryl Walker, Anna Bohlin, Ruth Hall and Thembela Kepe
Ohio University Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-0-8214-4354-5 | Paper: 978-0-8214-1927-4
Library of Congress Classification HD1333.S6L3575 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.3168

In South Africa land is one of the most significant and controversial topics. Land restitution has been a complex, multidimensional process that has failed to meet the expectations with which it was initially launched in 1994. Ordinary citizens, policymakers, and analysts have begun to question progress in land reform in the years since South Africa’s transition to democracy.

Land, Memory, Reconstruction, and Justice brings together a wealth of topical material and case studies by leading experts in the field who present a rich mix of perspectives from politics, sociology, geography, social anthropology, law, history, and agricultural economics. The collection addresses both the material and the symbolic dimensions of land claims, in rural and urban contexts, and explores the complex intersection of issues confronting the restitution program, from the promotion of livelihoods to questions of rights, identity, and transitional justice.

A valuable contribution to the field of land and agrarian studies, both in South Africa and internationally, it is undoubtedly the most comprehensive treatment to date of South Africa’s postapartheid land claims process and will be essential reading for scholars and students of land reform for years to come.

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