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Journal of Southern African Studies
J South Afr Stud

ISSN (printed): 0305-7070. ISSN (electronic): 1465-3893.

The Journal of Southern African Studies is an international publication for work of high academic quality. It aims to generate fresh scholarly inquiry and exposition in the fields of history, economics, sociology, demography, social anthropology, geography, administration, law, political science, international relations, literature and the natural sciences, in so far as they relate to the human condition. It represents a deliberate effort to draw together the various disciplines in social science and its allied fields. Southern Africa represents a unique opportunity for the study of a wide variety of social problems. The Journal of Southern African Studies presents work which reflects new theoretical approaches, and work which discusses the methodological framework in general use by students of the area. The region covered embraces the following countries: the Republic of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland; Angola and Mozambique; Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe; and occasionally, Zaire, Tanzania, Madagascar and Mauritius. Special Issues Up to two of the four annual numbers of the Journal are special issues devoted to a common theme. These special issues, usually arising from seminar and conference debate, have proved invaluable in the teaching of Southern African studies. Special issues have advanced through an emphasis on social history in early volumes to: Anthropology and History (October 1981); Women in Southern Africa (October 1983); Law and Politics (October 1985); Political Economy of Health (January 1987); Culture and Consciousness (January 1988); Ecological Change and Politics of Conservation (January 1989); Performance and Popular Culture (June 1990); South Africa: Contemporary Politics and History (March 1992); Political Violence in Southern Africa (September 1992); Namibia (1993); Ethnicity and Identity (September 1994); Urban Studies and Urban Change (March 1995); and South African Literature (December 1995); State and Development (March 1996); Mozambique (March 1998). Future special issues will focus on African Environments; Democracy and Popular Culture; and Fertility and Children.

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