Loren B. Landau & Iriann Freemantle discusses research amongst immigrant groups in Johannesburg points to the emergence of distinctive ways of negotiating inclusion and belonging that transcend ethnic, national or transnational paradigms. Confronted with new South African nationalism, a restrictive immigration regime and xenophobia, immigrants have reacted with what we term tactical cosmopolitanism’ to negotiate partial inclusion in South Africa’s transforming society without becoming bounded by it. This paper contributes to the emerging literature on cosmopolitanism ‘from below’, conceptualized not as a philosophy but as a practice and form of experiential culture.
Written by Loren B. Landau, this article makes sense of the violence with reference to an extended history of South African statecraft that both induced the conflict and hamstrung efforts to address it. In particular,
it describes how decades of discursive and institutional efforts to control political and physical space have generated two demons with which the country must now contend.
Written by Jean Pierre Misago the article argues that governance is a key determinant of xenophobic violence in South Africa and of collective violence generally.
Written by, Jean Pierre Misago in this article he discusses : What triggers xenophobic violence in South Africa? By answering this deceivingly simple but critical question, this paper high -lights an often-missed empirical factor and key element in the xenophobic violence causal chain: mobilization.
Politics by Other Means? The Political Economy of Xenophobic Violence in Post- Apartheid South Africa
Written by Jean Pierre Misago, the article discusses xenophobic violence in post-apartheid South Africa and that it has become a longstanding feature in post-apartheid South Africa.
Written by Jean Pierre Misago, this paper highlights the general failure to effectively respond to and prevent xenophobic violence in South Africa and offers critical reflections on reasons thereof.