Professor Radhamany Sooryamoorthy of the School of Social Sciences has published his new book, Sociology in South Africa: Colonial, Apartheid and Democratic Forms.
This book, published by Palgrave Macmillan-Springer, is the first comprehensive account of the history and current state of South African sociology.
Providing a holistic picture of the subject - both as it is taught in universities and as a field of research - it reveals the trajectories of a discipline in a challenging socio-political context. With the support of historical and scientometric data, it demonstrates how the changing political situation, from colonialism to apartheid to democracy, has influenced the nature, direction and foci of sociological research in the country.
More information of this book can be found at: http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319403243