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Blackwashing Homophobia - Violence And The Politics Of Sexuality, Gender And Race (Paperback): Melanie Judge Blackwashing Homophobia - Violence And The Politics Of Sexuality, Gender And Race (Paperback)
Melanie Judge 2
R345 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R19 (6%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

As lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex identities increasingly secure legal recognition across the globe, these formal equality gains are contradicted by the continued presence of violence. Such violence emerges as a political pressure point for contestations of identity and power within wider systems of global and local inequality. Discourses of homophobia-related violence constitute subjectivities that enact violence and that are rendered vulnerable to it, as well as shaping political possibilities to act against violence. Blackwashing Homophobia critiques prevailing discourses through which violence and its targets are normatively understood, exploring the knowledge regimes in which multiple forms of othering are both reproduced and/or resisted.

This book draws on primary research on lesbian subjectivity and violence in South Africa examining the intersections of sexual, gender, race and class identities, and the contemporary politics of violence in a postcolonial context:

  • What are the contending ways of knowing homosexuals and the violence they face?
  • How are the causes, characters, consequence of, and 'cures' for, violence constructed through such knowledges and what are their power effects?

The book explores these questions and their implications for how violence, as an instrument of power, might be countered. Blackwashing Homophobia is a timely intervention for theorising the discourse of homophobia-related violence and what it reveals and conceals, enables and hinders, in relation to queer identities and political imaginaries in times of violence. The book's interdisciplinary approach to the topic will appeal to social and political scientists, philosophers and psychology professionals, as well as to advanced psychology undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

Personnel Psychology - An Applied Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Edition): M. Coetzee, D. Schreuder Personnel Psychology - An Applied Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
M. Coetzee, D. Schreuder
R712 R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Save R78 (11%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

This textbook focuses on the connections between psychological theory and human resource management within the South African context.

Features:

  • South African text with local examples and case studies makes text more accessible and easier for students to relate
  • Review questions challenge students to analyse material with the aim of broadening their understanding of content
  • Suitable activities for class discussion and written assignments Easy reference for key concepts and themes
  • New case studies, new examples and updated references
  • Research trends and practices in the field
Can We Talk ... Will I Listen? - A Journey Towards The Healing Power Of Dialogue (Paperback): Elke Geising Can We Talk ... Will I Listen? - A Journey Towards The Healing Power Of Dialogue (Paperback)
Elke Geising 4
R86 Discovery Miles 860 In stock

In 2002 Elke moved to South Africa to start a new phase of life. Having been a successful international business woman, she wanted to share her knowledge and resources. She knew little about the traumatic history of apartheid and the brutal impact of racism in the country. To serve to lead – supporting South African women to succeed was the motto of the social entrepreneurship organisation she created. The book is a powerful testimony of successful women entrepreneurs in spite of the huge challenges faced by them in a still deeply divided country.

Little did Elke know that soon she would face a deeply jarring crisis, profoundly challenging her white western identity and values which seemed ill gotten in the context of white society’s racism and the brutal exclusion and oppression of black South Africans. The book tells with shocking honesty how she reached a breaking point, realizing that once again she belonged to the culture of perpetrators. She struggles with white society’s denial, silence, blaming and selfish protection of false privilege; it felt so painfully similar to post Nazi Germany from where Elke fled as a young adult, feeling such shame and guilt about her parents participation and her struggle with ‘loving parents and their evil choices’.

The book describes a gripping journey towards the healing power of dialogue. She meets amazing black South Africans, generous, dignified and accomplished who offer her guidance and embrace her in friendship and love. In that process, Elke shifts from anger and resentment into taking responsibility beyond shame and guilt as a descendant of Nazi parents and today as an undeservedly benefitting white South African. Together with a deeply committed Jewish educator Elke starts inter-racial dialogue sessions with school groups, students, teachers and scholars at the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town. Elke’s narrative is an moving account of conversations between people of diverse backgrounds, sharing their deep seated pain and shame.

Social Psychology - South African Edition (Paperback): Brad Bushman, Diana de Sousa, Fortunate Silinda, Mbali Dhlomo, Keit... Social Psychology - South African Edition (Paperback)
Brad Bushman, Diana de Sousa, Fortunate Silinda, Mbali Dhlomo, Keit Shirinda-Mthombeni, …
R792 R687 Discovery Miles 6 870 Save R105 (13%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

This first South African edition of Social Psychology offers a fresh and compelling exploration of the fascinating field of social psychology, with local examples and applications. Authors Roy Baumeister and Brad Bushman, together with a team of South African contributors give students integrated and accessible insight into the ways that nature, the social environment and culture interact to influence social behaviour. With strong visual appeal, an engaging writing style, and the best of classic and current research, set within a local context, this book helps students make sense of the sometimes baffling -- but always interesting -- diversity of human behaviour .

Becoming Men - Black Masculinities In A South African Township (Paperback): Malose Langa Becoming Men - Black Masculinities In A South African Township (Paperback)
Malose Langa
R300 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R52 (17%) In stock

Becoming Men is the story of 32 boys from Alexandra, one of Johannesburg's largest townships, over a period of twelve seminal years in which they negotiate manhood and masculinity. Psychologist and academic Malose Langa documents in close detail what it means to be a young black man in contemporary South Africa.

The boys discuss a range of topics including the impact of absent fathers, relationships with mothers, siblings and girls, school violence, academic performance, homophobia, gangsterism, unemployment and, in one case, prison life. Deep ambivalence, self-doubt and hesitation emerge in their approach to alternative masculinities premised on non-violent, non-sexist and non-risk-taking behaviour. Many of the boys appear simultaneously to comply with and oppose the prevalent norms, thereby exposing the difficulties of negotiating the multiple voices of masculinity.

Providing a rich interpretation of how emotional processes affect black adolescent males, Langa suggests interventions and services to support and assist them, especially in reducing high-risk behaviours generally associated with hegemonic masculinity. This is essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of gender studies who wish to understand manhood and masculinity in South Africa. Psychologists, youth workers, lay counsellors and teachers who work with adolescent boys will also find it invaluable.

Social psychology supplement (Paperback, 3rd ed): J. Mynhardt Social psychology supplement (Paperback, 3rd ed)
J. Mynhardt
R160 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R25 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
What If There Were No Whites In South Africa? (Paperback): Ferial Haffajee What If There Were No Whites In South Africa? (Paperback)
Ferial Haffajee 10
R275 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R48 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Ferial Haffajee is highly respected as one of South Africa's thought leaders and commentators. She effectively uses her media platform to raise and discuss issues pertinent to the state of the nation. In What If There Were No Whites In South Africa?, Haffajee examines our history and our present in the light of a provocative question that yields some thought-provoking analysis for the country.

From roundtable discussions with influential as well as ordinary South Africans, to research, personal thoughts and powerful anecdotes, Haffajee takes the reader through the rocky terrain of race relations in our country and grapples towards a possible way forward in terms of what it means to be South African in 2015.

Together - Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection (Paperback): Vivek H. Murthy Together - Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection (Paperback)
Vivek H. Murthy 1
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) In stock

Obama's former Surgeon General explores the global loneliness epidemic - and how we can overcome it.

When Vivek Murthy accepted the role of Surgeon General under Obama, he thought his main focus would be tackling the opioid crisis and obesity. Instead, he discovered a much larger health crisis, one that connects the sick and the seemingly well: loneliness.

We live in an age steeped in disconnection. As a doctor, Murthy encountered people who struggled with addiction, disease, and pain, and often found loneliness at their very core. But while other illnesses can be more visible, loneliness keeps its sufferers silent. So how can we treat it, and what does it mean to live in this lonely age?

This book traces Murthy's journey to find the answers. As he uncovers the global proportions of this epidemic, and explores the root causes and devastating effects of loneliness, he also finds good news. From social support groups in Okinawa, to mentoring circles in Chicago, he looks at community efforts to combat loneliness around the world and what they can teach us about doing so in our own lives.

Part personal journey, part medical exploration, part social toolkit, this essential book shows how together we can learn to build a more connected, less lonely world.

The School Of Life - An Emotional Education (Paperback): Alain De Botton, The School of Life The School Of Life - An Emotional Education (Paperback)
Alain De Botton, The School of Life
R255 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R70 (27%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The essential guide to how to live wisely and well in the twenty-first century - from Alain de Botton, the bestselling author of The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel and The Course of Love.

This is a book about everything you were never taught at school. It's about how to understand your emotions, find and sustain love, succeed in your career, fail well and overcome shame and guilt. It's also about letting go of the myth of a perfect life in order to achieve genuine emotional maturity. Written in a hugely accessible, warm and humane style, The School of Life is the ultimate guide to the emotionally fulfilled lives we all long for - and deserve.

This book brings together ten years of essential and transformative research on emotional intelligence, with practical topics including:

  • how to understand yourself
  • how to master the dilemmas of relationships
  • how to become more effective at work
  • how to endure failure
  • how to grow more serene and resilient
The Psychology Of Stupidity (Paperback): Jean-Francois Marmion The Psychology Of Stupidity (Paperback)
Jean-Francois Marmion; Jean-Francois Marmion
R299 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R80 (27%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

At last, stupidity explained! And by some of the world’s smartest people, among them Daniel Kahneman, Dan Ariely, Alison Gopnik, Howard Gardner, Antonio Damasio, Aaron James and Ryan Holiday.

Stupidity is all around us, from the colleagues who won’t stop hitting ‘reply all’ to the former school friends posting conspiracy theories on Facebook. But in order to battle idiocy, we must first understand it. In The Psychology of Stupidity, some of the world’s leading psychologists and thinkers – including a Nobel Prize winner – will show you . . .

  • Why smart people sometimes believe in utter nonsense
  • How our lazy brains cause us to make the wrong decisions
  • Why trying to debate with fools is a trap
  • How media manipulation and Internet overstimulation makes us dumber
  • Why the stupidest people don’t think they’re stupid

As long as there have been humans there has been human stupidity, but with wit and wisdom these great thinkers can help us understand this persistent human affliction.
The Character Edge - Leading and Winning with Integrity (Hardcover): Robert L Caslen, Matthews The Character Edge - Leading and Winning with Integrity (Hardcover)
Robert L Caslen, Matthews
R594 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R119 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Believe Us - How Jurgen Klopp Transformed Liverpool Into Title Winners (Paperback): Melissa Reddy Believe Us - How Jurgen Klopp Transformed Liverpool Into Title Winners (Paperback)
Melissa Reddy
R350 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R100 (29%) Pre-order

The inside story of Jürgen Klopp’s astonishing revival of Liverpool Football Club, culminating in the 2020 Premier League title.

Featuring incisive and insightful reporting, along with interviews with players, management and club hierarchy, Believe Us paints a vivid picture of this stunning sporting success.

South African Sportscaster Melissa Reddy is now a regular contributor on Sky Sports, BBC and Premier League Productions and is also a senior correspondent at The Independent.

Outliers - The Story of Success (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell Outliers - The Story of Success (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell 5
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary?

In his provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone.

Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique. Like Blink, this is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

Self, Community & Psychology (Paperback): Self, Community & Psychology (Paperback)
2
R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Self, Community & Psychology is a reader for students at UNISA studying community psychology. It brings together some of the best recent local work written from critical, social constructionist, participatory and liberatory perspectives.

The text was selected from two volumes dealing with social psychology and critical psychology respectively (Critical Psychology edited by Derek Hook, Nhlanhla Mkhize, Peace Kiguwa and Anthony Collins and Social Psychology: Identities and Relationships edited by Kopano Ratele and Norman Duncan). Both titles were published by UCT Press.

Self, Community & Psychology provides a broad introduction to community psychology and power and social formations and posits a liberatory response utilising critical analysis, self-definition and collective action.Key themes that the text explores include:

  • the act of making knowledge about selves in communities
  • the discourses, ideologies and cultures that shape communities and how they are understood
  • change processes in the increasingly complex interactions between global and local communities
  • poverty (as reflected in the lives of street children)
  • HIV/Aids
  • violence

This text addresses ideologies of race, gender and sexuality that together create particular South African post-colonial realities which legitimise oppression and cultural dispossession.

Fumbling Towards Repair - A Workbook for Community Accountability Facilitators (Paperback): Mariame Kaba, Shira Hassan Fumbling Towards Repair - A Workbook for Community Accountability Facilitators (Paperback)
Mariame Kaba, Shira Hassan
R703 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R152 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Quiet Journal (Paperback): Susan Cain Quiet Journal (Paperback)
Susan Cain 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A STEP-BY-STEP PRACTICAL GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND UNLEASHING YOUR INNER POWER

The Sunday Times bestselling phenomenon Quiet forever changed how we see introverts - and how introverts see themselves. Now the Quiet Journal will help you to harness your secret strengths, improve communication and nurture your best self.

With questions to help see yourself clearly, prompts to understand your decision-making style and lists to highlight your unique strengths, this guided journal takes you on the Quiet journey to becoming a stronger, more confident person.

Part One: Finding Your Quiet

- Assess where you are with the Quiet personality quiz
- Learn where you sit on the introvert-extrovert spectrum
- Realize your authentic qualities and worth

Part Two: Using Your Quiet

- Carve out space and create boundaries
- Increase confidence in areas that make you nervous
- Know how best to harness your strengths

The Quiet Journal is everything introverts need to thrive in an extroverted world.

Frantz Fanon, psychiatry and politics (Paperback): Nigel C. Gibson, Roberto Beneduce Frantz Fanon, psychiatry and politics (Paperback)
Nigel C. Gibson, Roberto Beneduce
R385 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The revolutionary and psychiatrist Frantz Fanon was a foundational figure in postcolonial and decolonial thought and practice, yet his psychiatric work still has only been studied peripherally. That is in part because most of his psychiatric writings have remained untranslated. With a focus on Fanon's key psychiatry texts, Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics considers Fanon's psychiatric writings as materials anticipating as well as accompanying Fanon's better known works, written between 1952 and 1961 (Black Skin, White Masks; A Dying Colonialism, Toward the African Revolution, The Wretched of the Earth). Both clinical and political, they draw on another notion of psychiatry that intersects history, ethnology, philosophy, and psychoanalysis. The authors argue that Fanon's work inaugurates a critical ethnopsychiatry based on a new concept of culture (anchored to historical events, particular situations, and lived experience) and on the relationship between the psychological and the cultural. Thus, Gibson and Beneduce contend that Fanon's psychiatric writings also express Fanon's wish, as he puts it in The Wretched of the Earth, to "develop a new way of thinking, not only for us but for humanity."

Narrative Economics - How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events (Paperback): Robert J Shiller Narrative Economics - How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events (Paperback)
Robert J Shiller
R409 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R75 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Shiller, a groundbreaking account of how stories help drive economic events-and why financial panics can spread like epidemic viruses Stories people tell-about financial confidence or panic, housing booms, or Bitcoin-can go viral and powerfully affect economies, but such narratives have traditionally been ignored in economics and finance because they seem anecdotal and unscientific. In this groundbreaking book, Robert Shiller explains why we ignore these stories at our peril-and how we can begin to take them seriously. Using a rich array of examples and data, Shiller argues that studying popular stories that influence individual and collective economic behavior-what he calls "narrative economics"-may vastly improve our ability to predict, prepare for, and lessen the damage of financial crises and other major economic events. The result is nothing less than a new way to think about the economy, economic change, and economics. In a new preface, Shiller reflects on some of the challenges facing narrative economics, discusses the connection between disease epidemics and economic epidemics, and suggests why epidemiology may hold lessons for fighting economic contagions.

Community psychology: Analysis, context and action (Paperback, New ed): N. Duncan, B. Bowman, A. Naidoo, J. Pillay, V. Roos Community psychology: Analysis, context and action (Paperback, New ed)
N. Duncan, B. Bowman, A. Naidoo, J. Pillay, V. Roos
R628 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R90 (14%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days
Evolutionary Psychology - The New Science of the Mind (International Student Edition) (Paperback, 5th New edition): David Buss Evolutionary Psychology - The New Science of the Mind (International Student Edition) (Paperback, 5th New edition)
David Buss
R1,322 Discovery Miles 13 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines human psychology and behavior through the lens of modern evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary Psychology: The Ne w Science of the Mind, 5/e provides students with the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology, and applies them to empirical research on the human mind. Content topics are logically arrayed, starting with challenges of survival, mating, parenting, and kinship; and then progressing to challenges of group living, including cooperation, aggression, sexual conflict, and status, prestige, and social hierarchies. Students gain a deep understanding of applying evolutionary psychology to their own lives and all the people they interact with.

Fault Lines - Fractured Families and How to Mend Them (Hardcover): Karl Pillemer Fault Lines - Fractured Families and How to Mend Them (Hardcover)
Karl Pillemer
R549 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R109 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition - Features a New Foreword and Brand-New Tools (Hardcover): Brene Brown The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition - Features a New Foreword and Brand-New Tools (Hardcover)
Brene Brown
R506 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R98 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Making Sense - Conversations on Consciousness, Morality, and the Future of Humanity (Hardcover): Sam Harris Making Sense - Conversations on Consciousness, Morality, and the Future of Humanity (Hardcover)
Sam Harris
R620 R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Save R125 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Invisible Asians - Korean American Adoptees, Asian American Experiences, and Racial Exceptionalism (Paperback): Kim Park Nelson Invisible Asians - Korean American Adoptees, Asian American Experiences, and Racial Exceptionalism (Paperback)
Kim Park Nelson
R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first Korean adoptees were powerful symbols of American superiority in the Cold War; as Korean adoption continued, adoptees' visibility as Asians faded as they became a geopolitical success story - all-American children in loving white families. In Invisible Asians, Kim Park Nelson analyzes the processes by which Korean American adoptees' have been rendered racially invisible, and how that invisibility facilitates their treatment as exceptional subjects within the context of American race relations and in government policies. Invisible Asians draws on the life stories of more than sixty adult Korean adoptees in three locations: Minnesota, home to the largest concentration of Korean adoptees in the United States; the Pacific Northwest, where many of the first Korean adoptees were raised; and Seoul, home to hundreds of adult adoptees who have returned to South Korea to live and work. Their experiences underpin a critical examination of research and policy making about transnational adoption from the 1950s to the present day. Park Nelson connects the invisibility of Korean adoptees to the ambiguous racial positioning of Asian Americans in American culture, and explores the implications of invisibility for Korean adoptees as they navigate race, culture, and nationality. Raised in white families, they are ideal racial subjects in support of the trope of ""colorblindness"" as a ""cure for racism"" in America, and continue to enjoy the most privileged legal status in terms of immigration and naturalization of any immigrant group, built on regulations created specifically to facilitate the transfer of foreign children to American families. Invisible Asians offers an engaging account that makes an important contribution to our understanding of race in America, and illuminates issues of power and identity in a globalized world.

Black & White Thinking - When Grey Matter And Grey Matters Collide (Paperback): Kevin Dutton Black & White Thinking - When Grey Matter And Grey Matters Collide (Paperback)
Kevin Dutton
R340 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R90 (26%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

With polarizing events like Trump and Brexit in mind, Black and White Thinking argues that by understanding the evolutionary programming of our binary brains we can adapt our thinking to make subtler, better decisions.

It is human instinct to sort, categorize and frame everything in binary black and white. It's how our brains work. Migrant or refugee? Muslim or Christian? Them or us? Rather than reaching out to those who are different, we bond with those who are just like us, which means the difference between polarized beliefs becomes ever greater. Dangerous possibilities arise. The Arab Spring. Brexit. Trump. Through persistent binary thinking our capacity for rational thought - seeing the grey, rather than merely black and white - begins to erode. Black and White Thinking is an alarm call. Amidst a rising tide of religious intolerance and political extremism, it argues that by understanding the evolutionary programming of our binary brains we can overcome it, make sense of the world and in future make much subtler - and far better - decisions.

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