Research outputs

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Research outputs: SOCIAL SCIENCES

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2021 A Praetorian sensibility?: the making of the humanities and social sciences through the tangled histories of the HSRC and the Humanities Faculty in Pretoria

I begin, then, with the position that the institutions the University of Pretoria, the Bureau and the HSRC have complex histories. They were...

2020 Archie Mafeje: an afrocentric social science?

Monwabisi Archibald 'Archie' Mafeje was a world-renowned academic who taught and worked in some of the top universities on three continents....

2020 Decolonising the social sciences curriculum in the university classroom: a pragmatic-realism approach

Debates about decolonisation in general and decolonising the curriculum in higher education are often focused on theoretical critiques inclu...