Südafrika: Für viele ein Sehnsuchtsort von magischer Anziehungskraft. Doch seit dem Ende der Apartheid macht das Land eine schwierige Phase durch. Mauern, Stacheldraht und Zäune zerteilen Johannesburg, seine heimliche Hauptstadt. Soziale Differenzen und wild wuchernde Siedlungen sprengen die Metropole, festungsartige Wohnstätten am Freeway improvisieren eine halb fertige Welt. Zu ihrem schärfsten Analytiker und angesehensten Schriftsteller hat sich Ivan Vladislavic? entwickelt. Sein Roman Exploded View gliedert sich in vier lose miteinander verbundene Teile, deren Protagonisten eines gemeinsam haben: Alle vier versuchen ihren Platz im neuen Südafrika zu bestimmen, alle sind Sinnsucher in einem veränderten Koordinatensystem. Mit äußerster Präzision und bestechender Klarheit beschreibt Vladislavic die südafrikanische Lebenswirklichkeit. Seine große Vorliebe gilt dabei der Architektur, an der sich die gesellschaftlichen Umbrüche festmachen lassen. Vladislavic? ist ein Meister des zweiten Blicks, ein Virtuose im Zusammenfügen der Details, die uns den Mechanismus des Ganzen erklären. Entstanden ist ein Monumentalpanorama Südafrikas auf einem sprachlichen Niveau, das seinesgleichen sucht. Der Roman ist eine Tour de Force, die unter die Oberfläche dringt. In grandiosen Sätzen bringt der Autor die Stadt zum Oszillieren: ihre Verheißungen und Abgründe, ihre Tragik und ihren Witz. Ivan Vladislavic wurde 1957 in Pretoria geboren und lebt seit den 1970er Jahren in Johannesburg, wo er zunächst Literatur studierte. Seit 1989 arbeitet er als freier Lektor und Schriftsteller. Er ist Autor von Romanen und Erzählungen, gab Bücher zu zeitgenössischer Kunst und Architektur heraus. Seine Werke wurden mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet, zuletzt 2015 mit dem Windham Campbell Prize (Yale).
Exploded View. Johannesburg: Ivan Vladislavic
Exploded View: Johannesburg:Roman Ivan Vladislavi´
This book contests the negative portrayal of African immigrants as people who are not valuable members of South African society. They are often perceived as a threat to South Africa and its patrimony, accused of committing crime, taking jobs and competing for resources with South African citizens. Unique in its deployment of a deconstructionist theoretical and analytical framework, this work argues that this is a simplistic portrayal of a complex reality. Inocent Moyo lays bare, not only the failings of an exclusivist narrative of belonging, but also a complex social reality around migration and immigration politics, belonging and exclusion in contemporary South Africa. Over seven chapters he introduces new perspectives on the negative portrayal of African immigrants and argues that to sustain a negative view of them as the threatening other ignores complex people-place-space dynamics. For these reasons, the analytical, empirical and theoretical value of the project is that it broadens the study of migration related contexts in a South African setting. Academics, students, policy makers and activists focusing on the migration and immigration debate will find this book invaluable. Dr Inocent Moyo is a lecturer for the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Zululand, South Africa.
Oscar Pistorius was eleven months old when he had both legs amputated below the knee, due to congenital fibular disease. Despite this severe disability, Pistorious grew up to be an extraordinary athlete, inspirational role model, and global symbol of resilience. In 2012 he became the first amputee runner in history to compete in the Olympics and was hailed as a hero not only in his native South Africa but around the world. Everything changed for Pistorius in the early morning hours of February 14, 2013, Valentine´s Day, when he shot and killed his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, through a closed bathroom door, allegedly because he mistook her for an intruder intent on doing him harm. He was arrested and charged with premeditated murder, and overnight, the public´s view of Pistorius turned on its head. Not since the O. J. Simpson case has a courtroom drama riveted global attention on one man´s fate. Acclaimed journalist John Carlin´s vivid firsthand account of Pistorius´ seven-month murder trial, broadcast worldwide from Johannesburg, details the wrenching emotional breakdowns and merciless interrogation of the accused on and off the stand, the fraught relationship between the Pistorius and Steenkamp families, and the highly controversial verdict of culpable homicide, for which Pistorius received a five-year sentence. But Chase Your Shadow is far more than just a sensational crime story, as Carlin shows through meticulous reporting and extensive access to Pistorius and his family and friends. This courtroom confrontation between a white, privileged, 27-year-old male athlete on trial for murder and the black female judge who alone would decide his fate held in a democratic country trying to exorcise its history of racial hatred and endemic violence against women - exposes the complex social and political realities of post-Apartheid South Africa. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gideon Emery. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004232de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection explores the controversial and perhaps even abject idea that evils, large and small, human and natural, may have a central positive function to play in our lives. For centuries a concern of religious thinkers from the Christian tradition, very little systematic work has been done to explore this idea from the secular point of view. ROBERT MERRIHEW ADAMS is a Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy, Mansfield College, Oxford, and Visiting Professor of Philosophy in the University of Oxford, UK RICHARD H. BELL is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, The College of Wooster, Ohio, USA ELISA GALGUT teaches in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town, South Africa JOHN KEKES is retired Professor of Philosophy now works as an independent author. MICHAEL LACEWING is Director of Research and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Heythrop College, London, UK THADDEUS METZ is Professor of Philosophy, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa ADAM MORTON holds a Canada Research Chair in Epistemology and Decision Theory at the University of Alberta, Canada GEOFFREY SCARRE is Professor of Philosophy, Durham University, UK SAMANTHA VICE is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Rhodes University, South Africa HEATHER WIDDOWS is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham, UK
Application of Thermo-Fluidic Measurement Techniques: An Introduction provides essential measurement techniques in heat transfer and aerodynamics. In addition to a brief, but physically elaborate description of the principles of each technique, multiple examples for each technique are included. These examples elaborate all the necessary details of (a) test setups, (b) calibration, (c) data acquisition procedure, and (d) data interpretation, with comments on the limitations of each technique and how to avoid mistakes that are based on the authors experience. The authors have different expertise in convection heat transfer and aerodynamics, and have collaborated on various research projects that employ a variety of experimental techniques. Each author has a different view and approach to individual experimental techniques, but these views complement each other, giving new users of each technique a rounded view. With the introduction of this valuable reference book, the reader can quickly learn both the overall and detailed aspects of each experimental technique and then apply them to their own work. Contains both basic principles and fundamental, physical descriptions Provides examples that demonstrate how each experimental technique can be used for industrial testing and academic research in heat transfer and aerodynamics Includes practical and in-depth examples for each technique, with comments on each experimental technique based on the authors experiences, including limitations and trial errors with some examples of data interpretation Combines classical techniques in aerodynamics and conduction/convection heat transfer with modern, cutting-edge approaches Collates the information about various pointwise and whole field velocity and thermal measurement techniques in a single resource Tongbeum KIM is a Professor of Thermo/fluids in the School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He received a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Kim received the HTFS Best Paper Award from UK National Heat Transfer Committee (09/2003), was recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer by the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer (11/2012), and was rated by the National Research Foundation of South Africa (C1, 01/2012-12/2017). His research interests include 1) Thermo-fluidic science and engineering in multi-scale porous media; 2) Turbomachinery aerodynamics and heat transfer.