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2021

Books

Journal articles

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2020

Journal articles

Op-eds

2019

Books

Chapters in books

  • Posel, D. & van Wyk, I. 2019. Thinking with Veblen: case studies from Africa’s past and present. In Conspicuous Consumption in Africa. D. Posel & I. van Wyk, Eds. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.
  • Posel, D. 2019. Changes in the order of things: department stores and the making of modern Cape Town. In Conspicuous Consumption in Africa. D. Posel & I. van Wyk, Eds. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.
  • van Wyk, I. 2019. Jacob Zuma’s shamelessness: conspicuous consumption, politics and religion. In Conspicuous Consumption in Africa. D. Posel & I. van Wyk, Eds. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.

Journal articles

Op-eds

2018

Books 

Chapters in books

Journal articles

2017

Journal articles

  • Brown, J. & Deumert, A. 2017. My tribe is the Hessequa. I’m Khoisan. I’m African: language, desire and performance among Cape Town’s Khoisan language activists. Multilingua. 36. doi:10.1515/multi-2017-3046

2016

Chapters in books

  • Camminga, B. 2016. Magic Man: of rainbows and monsters. In Seismographic sounds: visions of a new world. T. Beyer, T. Burkhalter & H. Liechti, Eds. Bern: Norient Books. 374-379.
  • Camminga, B. 2016. Queer and of here. IIn Seismographic sounds: visions of a new world. T. Beyer, T. Burkhalter & H. Liechti, Eds. Bern: Norient Books. 387-391.
  • Shearing, C. & Stenning, P. 2016. The Privatisation of security: Implications for democracy. In Routledge handbook of private security studies. R. Abrahamsen & A. Leander, Eds. Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge. 140-149.

2015

Chapters in books

  • Berg, J. & Shearing, C. 2015. New authorities: relating state and non-state security auspices in South African improvement districts. In Policing and the politics of order making. H. Kyed & P. Albrecht, Eds. Oxon: Routledge. 91-107.
  • Froestad, J., Shearing, C. & van der Merwe, M. 2015. Criminology: reimagining security In Security: dialogue across disciplines. P. Bourbeau, Ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 177-195.
  • Jeppie, S. 2015. Making book history in Timbuktu. In Debates in African book history. D. Johnson & C. Davis, Eds. London: Palgrave. 83-102.
  • Jeppie, S. 2015. From Cairo to the Cape: dilemmas of revolution. In The African Renaissance and the Afro-Arab Spring: a season of rebirth? C. Villa-Vicencio et al., Eds. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press. 1-16.
  • Matebeni, Z. 2015. Well-Suited. In PROMISE. R.J. Salley, Ed. Cape Town: ACTSA Publishing. 14-19.
  • van Wyk, I. 2015. Their message is not new, they are just stronger: on the phenomenal success of a Brazilian Pentecostal Charismatic Church in South Africa. In Pentecostalism in Africa. Presence and impact of Pneumatic Christianity in postcolonial societies. (Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, Volume: 15) M. Lindhardt, Ed. Leiden: Brill. 136-162.

Journal articles

  • Froestad, J., Grimwood, S., Herbstein, T. & Shearing, C. 2015. Policy design and nodal governance: a comparative analysis of determinants of environmental policy change in a South African city. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research & Practice. 17(2):174-191.
  • Gukurume, S., 2015. Livelihood resilience in a hyperinflationary environment: experiences of people engaging in money-burning (kubhena mari) transactions in Harare, Zimbabwe. Social Dynamics: A journal of African studies. 41(2): 219-234.
  • Gunkel, H., Matebeni, Z. & Raissiguier, C. (guest editors). 2015. In movement: women in Africa and the African diaspora. JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. 26:1-18.
  • Gunkel, H. & Matebeni, Z. 2015. Resilience through new media: a conversation with Iranti-org’s Executive Director, Jabu C. Pereira. JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, 26:128-134.
  • Harrington, C. 2015. Toward a critical water security: hydrosolidarity and emancipation. Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. 21(1):28-44. 
  • Honig, M., Petersen, S., Herbstein, T., Roux, S., Nel, D. & Shearing, C. 2015. A conceptual framework to enable the changes required for a one-planet future. Environmental Values. 24(5):663-688.
  • Honig, M., Petersen, S., Shearing, C., Pintér, L. & Kotze, I. 2015. The conditions under which farmers are likely to adapt their behaviour: a case study of private land conservation in the Cape Winelands, South Africa. Land Use Policy. 48: 389-400.
  • Jeppie, S. 2015. A Timbuktu bibliophile between the Mediterranean and the Sahel: Ahmad Bul’araf and the circulation of books in the first half of the twentieth century. The Journal of North African Studies. 20(1):65-77.
  • Mabandla, N. 2015. Rethinking Bundy: land and the black middle class-accumulation beyond the peasantry. Development Southern Africa. 32(1):76-89.
  • Matebeni, Z. & Msibi, T. 2015. Vocabularies of the ‘non-normative’. Introduction to non-normative sexual and gender diversities in Africa. Agenda. 29(1):3-9.
  • Morgan, B. 2015. Moving beyond the core story of brain development. Ilifa Lantwana Insights. 3:5-7.
  • Petersen, S., Shearing, C. & Nel, D. 2015. Sustainability transitions: an investigation of the conditions under which corporations are likely to reshape their practices to reverse environmental degradation. Environmental Management and Sustainable Development. 4(1):85-105.
  • Posel, D. 2015. Whither non-racialism? South Africa turns twenty-one. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 38(13):2167-2174.
  • Sandfort, T., Somjen Frazer, M., Matebeni, Z., Reddy, V., Southey-Swartz, I. and the Southern African Lesbian and Bisexual Women Research Team. 2015. Histories of forced sex and health outcomes among Southern African lesbian and bisexual women: a cross-sectional study. BMC Women’s Health. 15: 22.
  • Shearing, C. 2015. Criminology and the Anthropocene. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 15(3): 255-69.
  • Shearing, C. 2015. Reflections on the nature of policing and its development. Police Practice & Research.
  • Shearing, C. 2015. Why Africans must join forces to protect scarce water resources. The Conversation, 15 May, 2015
  • Stenning, P. and Shearing, C. 2015. Privatisation, pluralisation and the globalisation of policing. Research Focus. 3(1):1-8.
  • van Wyk, I. 2015. Editorial. Anthropology Southern Africa, 2015, 38(1&2):1-3.
  • van Wyk, I. 2015. Editorial. Anthropology Southern Africa, 2015, 38(3&4):161-162.
  • van Wyk, I. 2015. Prosperity and the work of luck in the Universal Church Kingdom of God, South Africa. Critical African Studies. 7(3):262-279.

Other

  • Encyclopaedia entries. Matebeni, Z. 2015. Sexual Minorities in South Africa. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 21. J. D. Wright (editor-in chief). Oxford: Elsevier. 744-749.

2014

Books

  • Matebeni, Z. Ed. 2014. Reclaiming Afrikan: queer perspectives on sexual and gender identities. Cape Town: Modjaji Books. 79pp
  • Posel, D. & Ross, F. Eds. 2014. Ethical quandaries in social research. Pretoria: HSRC Press.
  • Steinberg, J. 2014. A man of good hope. Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball.
  • van Wyk, I. 2014. The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) in South Africa: a church of strangers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Africa series. 304pp

Chapters in books

  • Distiller, N. 2014. On Being Human. In South African essays on ‘universal’ Shakespeare. C. Thurman, Ed. Surrey and Burlington: Ashgate. 19-38.
  • Matebeni, Z. 2014. Death and the modern black lesbian. In New South African Review 4: a fragile democracy – twenty years on . D. Pillay, G. M. Khadiagala, P. Naidoo & R.Southall, Eds. Johannesburg: Wits University Press. 183-193.
  • Matebeni, Z. 2014. My best participants’ informed consent. In Ethical quandaries in social research. D. Posel & F. Ross, Eds. Pretoria: HSRC Press. 111-124.
  • Posel, D. 2014. The ANC Youth League and the politicisation of race, In The New South Africa at twenty. P. Vale & E. H. Prinsloo, Eds. Durban: University of Kwazulu Natal Press. 19-44.
  • Posel, D. 2014. “Madiba magic” and the politics of enchantment, in The Cambridge companion to Nelson Mandela. R. Barnard, Ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 70-91.
  • Posel, D. 2014. In depth, out of my depth: research and care in the field of HIV and AIDS research. In Ethical quandaries in social research. D. Posel & F. Ross, Eds. Pretoria: HSRC Press. 153-167.
  • Posel, D. and Ross, F. 2014. Opening up the quandaries of research ethics: beyond the formalities of institutional ethical review. In Ethical quandaries in social research. D. Posel & F. Ross, Eds. Pretoria: HSRC Press.
  • Weinberg, P., Posel, D. & Ross, F. 2014. The weight of a photographer’s ‘value backpack': an interview with Paul Weinberg. In Ethical quandaries in social research. D. Posel & F. Ross, Eds. Pretoria: HSRC Press. 250-264.
  • van Wyk, I. 2014. All answers: on the phenomenal success of a Brazilian Pentecostal Charismatic Church in South Africa. In African Pentecostalism/Charismatic Christianity. M. Lindhardt (ed). Leiden: Brill. 136-162.
  • van Wyk, I. 2014. The ethics of dislike in the field. In Ethical quandaries in social research. D. Posel & F. Ross, Eds. Pretoria: HSRC Press. 199-213.

Journal articles

  • Jeppie, S. 2014. Writing, books, and Africa. History and Theory. 53:94-104.
  • Nyamnjoh, F. & Fuh, D. 2014. Africans consuming hair, Africans consumed by hair. Africa Insight. 44(1):52-68.
  • Posel, D. 2014. Julius Malema and the post-apartheid public sphere. Acta Academica. 46(1):32-54.

2013

Books

  • Nobili, M. 2013. Catalogue des Manuscrits Arabes du Fonds de Gironcourt (Afrique de l'Ouest) de l'Institut de France. Rome: Istituto per l'Oriente. ISBN: 88-900597-7-X 978-88-900-597-7-3.

Chapters in books

  • Hodes., R. 2013. You know what a bad person you are? HIV, abortion and reproductive healthcare for women in South Africa. In Global HIV/AIDS politics, policy and activism: persistent challenges and emerging issues. R. A. Smith, Ed. Santa Barbara: Praeger. ISBN 978-0-313-39945-9
  • Matebeni, Z. 2013. Deconstructing violence towards black lesbians in South Africa. In Queer African Reader. S. Ekine & H. Abbas, Eds. Oxford: Fahamu Books.
  • van Wyk, I. 2013. Bad luck, slippery money and the South African Lottery. In Qualitative research in gambling: exploring the production and consumption of risk. R. Cassidy & C. Loussouarn, Eds. London: Routledge.

Journal articles

  • Hodes, R. 2013. The medical history of abortion in South Africa, 1970–2000. Journal of Southern African Studies. 39(4): 527-542.
  • Jeppie, S.. 2013. Mission statement responses. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. 33(2):137-139.
  • Matebeni, Z. 2013. Intimacy, queerness and race. Cultural Studies. 27:3:404-417.
  • Matebeni, Z., Reddy, V.  Sandfort T. & Southey-Swartz, I. 2013. “I thought we are safe”: Southern African lesbian women’s experiences of living with HIV Culture, Health & Sexuality. 5(S1): S34-S47.
  • Sandfort, T., Baumann, L.R.M., Matebeni, Z., Reddy, V., Southey-Swartz, I. 2013. Forced sexual experiences as risk factor for self-reported HIV Infection among Southern African lesbian and bisexual women. PLoS ONE 8(1): e53552. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053552
  • Mollins Literas, S. 2013. From Toledo to Timbuktu: the case for a biography of the Ka’ti archive, and its sources. South African Historical Journal. 65(1):105-124.
  • Nobili, M. 2013. Back to Saharan myths: preliminary notes on ‘Uqba al-Mustajab'. Annual Review of Islam in Africa. 12: 79-84.
  • Nobili, M. and Brigaglia, A. 2013. “Central Sudanic Arabic scripts: Barnāwī. Islamic Africa. 4(2):195-223.
  • Posel, D. 2013. The ANC Youth League and the politicisation of race in South Africa. Thesis Eleven. 115(1).
  • van Wyk, I. 2013. A response. Anthropology Southern Africa. 35(3&4):119-121
  • van Wyk, I. 2013. Beyond ethical imperatives in South African anthropology: morally repugnant and unlikeable subjects. Anthropology Southern Africa. 36(1&2):68-79.

Other:

  • Book review: Nobili, M. 2013. G. Bohas, A. Saguer & B. Salvaing, Eds. L’inspiration de l’éternel: Eloge de Shekou Amadou, fondateur de l’empire peul du Macina. Par Muḥammad bin ʻAlī Pereejo. (Grandvaux, Brinon-sur-Sauldre, 2011). Islamic Africa. 4(2):256-59.
  • Review: van Wyk, I. 2013. Review of Isak Niehaus’ Witchcraft and a Life in the new South Africa. Anthropology Southern Africa. 36(1&2):93.

2012

Books

  • Distiller, N. 2012. Shakespeare and the coconutson past-apartheid South Africa culture. Johannesburg: Wits University Press. 244 pp. ISBN: 978-1-86814-561-4
  • Matebeni, Z. 2012. Black lesbian sexualities and identity in South Africa: an ethnography of black lesbian urban life. Saarbrücken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3-659-20294-0
  • van Wyk, I. 2012. A church of strangers: the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chisala, S. 2012. Protecting traditional health practices in Malawi. LAP Saarbrücken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3-659-29385-6
  • Melis, N. & Nobili, M., Eds. 2012. Futūḥ al-buldān. Sources for the study of Islamic societies / Fonti per lo studio delle società islamiche. Rome: Aracne. ISBN: 978-88-548-5668-4

Chapters in books

  • Distiller, N. 2012. Begging the questions: producing Shakespeare for post-Apartheid South African schools. In Print, text, and book cultures in South Africa. A. van der Vleis, Ed. Johannesburg: Wits University Press. 476pp. ISBN 978-86814-566-9.
  • Jeppie, S, 2012. Educating Sudanese ulama for colonial Sharia. In Colonial and post-colonial governance of Islam. M. Maussen, V. Bader & A. Moors, Eds. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 249pp ISBN 978-90-8964-356-8
  • Matebeni, Z ,2012. Deconstructing violence towards black lesbians in South Africa. In Queer African Reader. S. Ekins & H. Abas, Eds.. Oxford: Fahamu Books
  • Matebeni, Z, 2012. Feminizing lesbians, degendering transgender men: a model for building lesbian feminist thinkers and leaders in Africa? In Black genders and sexualities. S. McGlotten & D.-A.Davis, Eds. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Nobili, M. 2012. Risāla min Maryam bint Fūdī ilā al-ibn. A brief contribution to the study of 19th century Nigeria eschatology. In Futūḥ al-buldān. Sources for the Study of Islamic Societies / Fonti per lo studio delle società islamiche. N. Melis & M. Nobili, Eds. Rome: Aracne.
  • Nobili, M. & Melis, N. 2012. Islam: a plurality of historical and linguistic experiences. In Futūḥ al-buldān. Sources for the Study of Islamic Societies / Fonti per lo studio delle società islamiche. N. Melis & M. Nobili, Eds. Rome: Aracne.
  • Nobili, M. 2012. Écriture et transmission du savoir islamique au Mali: le cas du ṣaḥrāwī. In Dynamiques de transmission du savoir islamique au Mali. E. Pelizzeri & O. Sylla, Eds. Paris/Torino: Harmattan. 35-68.
  • Posel, D, 2012. Screaming image: Klas Thibeletsa’s child abuse and the post-Apartheid confessional. In Figuring faith. F. Rankin-Smith, Ed. Johanneburg: Fourthwall Books. 287pp ISBN 978-0-986-98506-5.
  • van Wyk, I. 2012. Their message is not new, they are just stronger: On the phenomenal success of a Brazilian Pentecostal Charismatic Church in South Africa. In African Pentecostalism/Christianity. (Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies Series). M. Lindhardt, Ed. Leiden: Brill.
  • van Wyk, I. 2012. The contrary case of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Durban, South Africa. In Christianity and public culture in Africa. H. Englund, Ed. Athens: Ohio University Press. ISBN 978-0-8214-1945-8

Journal articles

2011

Books

  • Distiller, N. 2011. Fixing gender: lesbian mothers and the Oedipus complex. Maryland: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 151pp. ISBN 978-1-61147-030-7
  • Jeppie, S. & Diagne, S. B., Eds. 2011. Tombouctou pour une histoire de l’erudition en Afrique de l’ouest. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 413 pp. ISBN978-2-86978-322-5
  • Steinberg, J. 2010. Little Liberia: an African odyssey in New York. New York: Jonathan Ball Publishers. ISBN 9781868423828

Chapters in books

  • Posel, D. 2011. Getting the national talking about sex: Reflections on the politics of sexuality and nation-building in post-apartheid South Africa. In African Sexualities. S. Tamale, Ed. Oxon: Pambazuka Press. 130-144. ISBN 978-0-85749-016-2
  • Posel, D. 2011. Human complicities. In The humanist imperative in South Africa. J.W. de Gruchy, Ed. Stellenbosch: Sun Press. 221-132. ISBN 978-1-920338-56-5
  • Posel, D. 2011. Verwoerd, Hendrik Frensch. In Dictionary of African biography. E. K. Akyeampong & H. L. Gates Jr, Eds.  New York: Oxford University Press. 123-124. ISBN978-0-19-538207-5.
  • Posel, D. 2011. The Apartheid project, 1948–1970. In The Cambridge History of South Africa, Volume 2, 1885–1994. R. Ross, A. Kelk Mager & B. Nasson, Eds. New York: Cambridge University Press. 319-368. ISBN-10 0521869838.
  • Steinberg, J. 2011. A bag of soil, a bullet from up high: some meanings of the Mpondo revolts today. In Rural resistance in South Africa: The Mpondo revolts after fifty years. T. Kepe & L. Ntsebeza, Eds. Leiden: Brill. 11-282. 9789004214460

Journal articles

  • Distiller, N. 2011. Am I that name? Middle-class lesbian motherhood in post-apartheid South Africa. Studies in the Maternal Journal. 3(1):2-21.
  • Jeppie, S. 2011. History for Timbuktu: Ahmad Bul’arf, archives and the place of the past. History in Africa: A Journal of Method. 38: 401-416.
  • Jeppie, S. 2011. ‘Workers’ movement: source of Egyptian uprising. South African Labour Bulletin. 35(2):49-50.
  • Steinberg J. 2011. Crime prevention goes abroad: policy transfer and policing in post-apartheid South Africa. Theoretical Criminology. 15(4): 349-364.
  • Steinberg, J. 2011. A truth commission goes abroad: Liberian transitional justice in New York. African Affairs. 110(438):35-53.
  • Steinberg, J. 2011. An eerie silence: Why is it so hard for South Africa to talk about AIDS?. Foreign Policy. 1(186):85-87.

Other

  • Book review: Jeppie, S. 2011. The Darfur sultanate: a history. Journal of Islamic Studies. 22(2): 274-275.

2010

Chapters in books

  • Jeppie, S. 2010. Sharia and state in the Sudan: from late colonialism to late islamism. In Powers: Religion as a social and spiritual force. M. B. ter Borg & J. W. van Henten, Eds. New York: Fordham University Press. 1-334. 9780823231577
  • Jeppie, S. 2010. The making and unmaking of colonial Sharia in the Sudan. In Muslim family law in sub-Saharan Africa. S. Jeppie, E. Moosa & R. Roberts, Eds. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 9-388. 9789089641724

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

  • Posel, D. 2010. Races to consume: revisiting South Africa’s history of race, consumption and the struggle for freedom. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 33(2):157-175.
  • Posel, D. 2010. Social history and the Wits history workshop. African Studies. 69(1):29-40.
  • Steinberg, J. 2011. A truth commission goes abroad: Liberian transitional justice in New York. African Affairs. 110(438):35-53.
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