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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
R85 Discovery Miles 850 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): Diana de Sousa, Fortunate Silinda, Mbali Dhlomo, Keit... Social Psychology - South African Edition (Paperback)
Diana de Sousa, Fortunate Silinda, Mbali Dhlomo, Keit Shirinda-Mthombeni, Gerhard Schwar, …
R790 R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Save R80 (10%) In stock

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 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R42 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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 R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Save R19 (12%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Think Again - The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know (Paperback): Adam Grant Think Again - The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know (Paperback)
Adam Grant
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) In stock

Bestselling author and TED podcast star, Adam Grant examines the critical art of rethinking - how questioning your beliefs and knowing what you don't know can lead you to success at work and happiness at home

Discover how rethinking can lead to excellence at work and wisdom in life

Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world it might matter more that we can rethink and unlearn.

Organizational psychologist Adam Grant is an expert on opening other people's minds-and our own. As Wharton's top-rated professor and the bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, he tries to argue like he's right but listen like he's wrong.

Think Again invites us to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility, humility, and curiosity over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don't know is wisdom.

What If There Were No Whites In South Africa? (Paperback): Ferial Haffajee What If There Were No Whites In South Africa? (Paperback)
Ferial Haffajee 11
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) 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.

Outliers - The Story Of Success (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell Outliers - The Story Of Success (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell 5
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 11 - 16 working days

From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever.

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

In this 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 far 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.

Social Psychology: Pearson New International Edition - Goals in Interaction (Paperback, 5th edition): Douglas Kenrick, Steven... Social Psychology: Pearson New International Edition - Goals in Interaction (Paperback, 5th edition)
Douglas Kenrick, Steven Neuberg, Robert Cialdini
R1,936 Discovery Miles 19 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For an undergraduate introductory level course in social psychology. Social Psychology: Goals in Interaction reveals the motives behind social behavior-why people love, hate, lead, and follow, for example- and bridges the person and the social situation. A unique integrated approach to social behavior: What do terrorist bombings, testosterone, one-minute "hurry dates," Facebook, and political smear campaigns have to do with one another? Social Psychology textbooks typically provide a laundry list of interesting, but disconnected facts and theories. This standard approach grabs interest but falls short as a way to learn. Kenrick, Neuberg, and Cialdini instead provide an integrative approach, one that both builds upon traditional lessons learned by the field and pushes those lessons to the cutting-edge. By organizing each chapter around the two broad questions-"What are the goals that underlie the behavior in question?" and "What factors in the person and the situation connect to each goal?" -the book presents the discipline as a coherent framework for understanding human behavior. Expanding he integrative theme in this edition, KNC highlights social psychology as the ultimate bridge discipline-connectingthe different findings and theories of social psychology, exploring the field's links to other areas of psychology (e.g., clinical, organizational, and neuroscience), and bridging to other important academic disciplines (e.g., anthropology, biology, economics, medicine, and law). Opening mysteries: Each chapter begins with a mystery, designed not only to grab student interest, but also to organize the ensuing discussion of scientific research: Why did the beautiful and talented artist Frida Kahlo fall for the much older, and much less attractive, Diego Rivera, and then tolerate his numerous extramarital affairs? What psychological forces led the Dalai Lama, the most exalted personage in Tibet, to forge a lifelong friendship with a foreign vagabond openly scorned by Tibetan peasants? Why would a boy falsely confess to murdering his own mother? The latest scholarship, engaging writing, engrossing real-world stories and the authors' strengths as renowned researchers and expert teachers, all come together to make the fifth edition of Social Psychology: Goals in Interaction an accessible and engaging read for students, while providing a modern and cohesive approach for their teachers. Check out the authors' website! www.knc5.com/Ad_Psych

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.

Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Paperback): Sebastian Junger Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Paperback)
Sebastian Junger 1
R244 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R88 (36%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From the author of THE PERFECT STORM and WAR comes a book about why men miss war, why Londoners missed the Blitz, and what we can all learn from American Indian captives who refused to go home. Tribe is a look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the challenges veterans face returning to society. Using his background in anthropology, Sebastian Junger argues that the problem lies not with vets or with the trauma they've suffered, but with the society to which they are trying to return. One of the most puzzling things about veterans who experience PTSD is that the majority never even saw combat-and yet they feel deeply alienated and out of place back home. The reason may lie in our natural inclination, as a species, to live in groups of thirty to fifty people who are entirely reliant on one another for safety, comfort and a sense of meaning: in short, the life of a soldier. It is one of the ironies of the modern age that as affluence rises in a society, so do rates of suicide, depression and of course PTSD. In a wealthy society people don't need to cooperate with one another, so they often lead much lonelier lives that lead to psychological distress. There is a way for modern society to reverse this trend, however, and studying how veterans react to coming home may provide a clue to how to do it. But it won't be easy.

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
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 11 - 16 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
Frantz Fanon, psychiatry and politics (Paperback): Nigel C. Gibson, Roberto Beneduce Frantz Fanon, psychiatry and politics (Paperback)
Nigel C. Gibson, Roberto Beneduce
R385 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R54 (14%) 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."

Leave Out the Tragic Parts - A Grandfather's Search for a Boy Lost to Addiction (Hardcover): Dave Kindred Leave Out the Tragic Parts - A Grandfather's Search for a Boy Lost to Addiction (Hardcover)
Dave Kindred
R528 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Jared Kindred left his home and family at the age of eighteen, choosing a life of riding train cars and making friends on the street. He was an addict for most of his short life, drinking far too much and lying about it; he was ultimately killed by an overdose. Yet he inspired the deepest love of Dave Kindred's life. Leave Out the Tragic Parts is not merely a reflection on love and addiction and loss. It is a hard-won, and remarkably fair-minded, account of the life Jared chose for himself and the colorful people around him--people with names like Puzzles, Stray, and Booze Cop; people with stories to tell. Kindred asks painful but important questions about the lies we tell to get along, and what binds families together or allows them to fracture. Jared's story ended in tragedy, but the act of telling it is an act of healing and redemption. This is an important book on how to love your family, from a great writer who has lived its lessons.

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 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R67 (16%) 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.

Creative Interventions for Challenging Children & Adolescents - 186 Techniques, Activities, Worksheets & Communication Tips to... Creative Interventions for Challenging Children & Adolescents - 186 Techniques, Activities, Worksheets & Communication Tips to Change Behaviors (Paperback)
Susan Epstein
R625 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R112 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 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
R1,349 Discovery Miles 13 490 Ships in 12 - 17 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.

Mixed Blessing - Embracing the Fullness of Your Multiethnic Identity (Paperback): Chandra Crane Mixed Blessing - Embracing the Fullness of Your Multiethnic Identity (Paperback)
Chandra Crane; Foreword by Jemar Tisby
R304 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R51 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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
R687 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R136 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Opioid Use Disorder - A Holistic Guide to Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery (Paperback): Charles Atkins Opioid Use Disorder - A Holistic Guide to Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery (Paperback)
Charles Atkins
R544 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R41 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nonviolent Communication 3rd Ed (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Rosenberg M Nonviolent Communication 3rd Ed (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Rosenberg M
R416 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R66 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
Social Psychology - Traditional and Critical Perspectives (Paperback, New Ed.): Paul Dickerson Social Psychology - Traditional and Critical Perspectives (Paperback, New Ed.)
Paul Dickerson
R1,234 Discovery Miles 12 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Social Psychology: Traditional and Critical Perspectives addresses the key issues in social psychology such as prejudice, aggression, conformity, persuasion, attraction, relationships and prosocial behaviour in a bold and innovative way. As well as providing detailed coverage of classic and contemporary 'mainstream' research, this book engages with 'critical' literature bringing to the textbook the sort of debates that can be found in social psychology conferences, journals and specialist texts. In addition, the book goes beyond simply describing research findings it critically evaluates the research it covers, supporting your own critical engagement with the literature.

Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox - 125 Worksheets and Exercises to Treat Trauma & Stress (Paperback): Manuela Mischke-Reeds Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox - 125 Worksheets and Exercises to Treat Trauma & Stress (Paperback)
Manuela Mischke-Reeds
R719 R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Save R136 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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