Social Dynamics-A Journal of African Studies

(The median citation count of Social Dynamics-A Journal of African Studies is 0. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-08-01 to 2023-08-01.)
Spectrality and inter-generational black narratives in South Africa17
“Making plans through people”: the social embeddedness of informal entrepreneurship in urban South Africa10
Transdisciplinary co-production of climate services: a focus on process9
How is capitalism racial? Fanon, critical theory and the fetish of antiblackness7
South Africa’s settler-colonial present: Khoisan revivalism and the question of indigeneity5
Narrative identity: the construction of dignified masculinities in Black male sex workers’ narratives3
Kinship capital: young mothers, kinship networks and support in urban South Africa3
Technology, policy and politics: critical success factors in high-technology infrastructure projects3
Reading the paratext: posture and self-fashioning in African “little magazines”3
“Troubling” stories: thoughts on the making of meaning of shame/ful memory narratives in (post)apartheid South Africa2
Place, interest and political agency: some questions for Michael Neocosmos2
Joburg without Joburg: the black South African romcom2
Translating E.P. Thompson’s Marxian critique: contesting “context” in South African studies2
Out-of-placeness and the city as a space of relation in apartheid-era cinema2
Crediting worker education? Insights from South African experiences2
Against memory-as-remedy to the traumatic aftermaths of Nigeria-Biafra war past: whither justice?2
“There is only one place for me. It is here, entabeni” Inxeba (2017), Kalushi (2016) and the difficulties of “the urban” for the New South African Man2
“These aren’t the jobs we want”: youth unemployment and anti-work politics in Khayelitsha, Cape Town2
Lagos in contemporary Nigerian music video: Brymo’s “1 Pound (The Documentary)”2
Reading for lyric in the African digital litmag2
Science, astronomy, and sacrifice zones: development trade-offs, and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project in South Africa1
“Reading and writing… loudly”: Ikhide R. Ikheloa, online criticism, and African literary studies1
The South African Special Branch v The New African 1962–64: censorship by harassment of a radical journal1
Doing things with “nothing”: the pragmatics of democratic multilingualism in South African parliamentary debate1
The academic intellectual as knowing subject and the reason of the excluded: a response to Mahmood Mamdani1
Laughter in the face of police brutality: an analysis of satirical memes on police brutality in Zimbabwe on August 16, 20191
How is workers’ education responding to the rising precariousness of work? Some international and South African examples1
Embodiments of love on the margins of Windhoek’s cinematic landscape1
The native body as blue ground: South Africa’s infrastructural production of race1
‘The mother of all nations’: gendered discourses in Ghana’s 2020 elections1
Small and joined in print: Ivan Vladislavić, “Tsafendas’s Diary,” and Staffrider magazine (1988)1
The ebb and flow of the fortunes of African studies at the University of Cape Town: an overview1
“Stories we tell”: queer narratives in Kenya1
Undutiful daughter(s): troubling geographies of the gendered nation and belonging in Adichie’sAmericanahand Atta’sEverything Good Will Come1
No time to relax: waithood and work of young migrant street traders in Durban, South Africa1
Tapestry, ideology and counter voices in Southern Africa during apartheid1
A tribute and a celebration of Bhekizizwe Peterson1
Between cosmopolitanism and ethnic dissolution: Politics, religion and iconic reappropriation in the cult of theMother of God of Bisilain Equatorial Guinea and Catalonia1
Mafeje on black struggles in South Africa: history and theory1
Towards a policy on teacher use of language during science teaching and learning in South Africa1
Thinking with Capital today: a brief introduction1
The contradictions of black consciousness: from Biko to RhodesMustFall1
The gendered character of welfare: reconsidering vulnerability and violence in South Africa1
Commissions of inquiry and the role of law: towards a materialist approach1
Seeing with the “Mother Theatre”: the sea and cinemas of Cape Town’s city centre1
Cape Littoral colonial constructions of barrenness and desire in Therese Benadé’s Kites of Good Fortune and Rayda Jacobs’s The Slave Book1
Nexus/Busara and the rise of modern Kenyan literature1
Anti-Afropolitan ethics and the performative politics of online scambaiting1
Small magazines in Africa: ecologies and genealogies1
Education as the practice of freedom: towards a decolonisation of desire1
Rethinking resilience: South Africa and self-reliance1
Composition and/as postcolonial shame: Philip Miller’s REwind: a cantata for voice, tape, and testimony1
A re-reading of Ben Kies’s “The Contribution of the Non European Peoples to World Civilisation”1
Post-apartheid melancholia: negotiating loss and (be)longing in South Africa1
Under waves of resilience – Dwesa-Cwebe: a case study on environmental policy and the expectation of resilience on South African coastal communities1
Exploring the entanglement of race and religion in Africa0
Science policy in Africa: special section introduction0
Harry Garuba: poet and professor, 1958-20200
Bhakti Shringarpure’s Cold War Assemblages: decolonisation to digital0
The decolonisation of the mind and history as an academic discipline0
Youth and the future of work: introduction0
Rasa and resilience: where to from here0
“Peculiar and enabling”: cold war paradigms and paradoxes0
The problem of epistemological critique in contemporary Decolonial theory0
Reading the rubbish dump as a heterotopia in Neill Blomkamp’s district 90
Auditing and the unconscious: managerialism’s memory traces0
Speaking for the trees: a study of the relationship between discourse, power and organisational culture in competing constructions of nature0
Arrested (game) development: labour and lifestyles of independent video game creators in Cape Town0
Perceived (ir)relevance: resilience and Visual Arts0
Whither epistemic decolonisation? How to make experiences a source of moral justification0
The ears of apartheid0
The aesthetic politics of fighting for black economic freedom: between militant socialism, fascism and bling-bling0
How “class” came to Marx – taking a longer view on “race”-“class” conjunctions and disjunctions0
On the political theology of apartheid: a philosophical investigation0
Cinematic imaginaries of the African city0
Competing traditions: the origins and development of worker education in South Africa0
The desire of apartheid0
“I have a story about Nairobi”: narrator unreliability, ethnicity and the imagination of the Kenyan nation in “Khandpaka” by Awillo Mike and Ja-Mnazi Afrika0
S.E.K. Mqhayi and African social analysis: African sociological thought in colonial South Africa0
Roundtable on Bhakti Shringapure’s Cold War Assemblages: Decolonization to Digital (New York and London, Routledge, 2020, 218 pages, ISBN 9780367670900)0
Nairobi in the making: landscapes of time and urban belonging0
Lower Orange River views0
Between racial madness and neoliberal reason: metonymic contagion in apartheid biopower0
Condemned by desire: miscegenation, gender, and eroticism in South Africa’s Immorality Act0
“You don’t say”0
Access to land in difficult times: an ethnographic study of morally compromised strangers in northern Ghana0
Unveiling the entanglements of Western Christianity and racialisation in Africa0
And the news never came0
Frantz Fanon, poet: pleasure of the text, power of the text0
From AIDS to cancer: health activism, biotechnology and intellectual property in South Africa0
A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None0
Post-genocide Rwanda and discursive construction of legitimacy: contesting seemingly dichtomous political narratives0
Precarious employment and precarious life: youth and work in Pretoria’s white working-class suburbs0
Migration and education in Zimbabwe and South Africa0
Hollywood imagines urban Africa, and it’s as bad as you think0
Decolonisation in Africa: love or litigation? Mandela as moral capital0
Thanks to reviewers and acknowledgments0
Kurt Orderson’s Not In My Neighbourhood (2018): spatial violence in Cape Town, New York and São Paulo0
Special Issue Cover Page0
The politics of decolonial investigations0
Transporting the “Bus Stop Republic” – resilience and apartheid’s transport infrastructure, 1979 to present times0
“That other me, down and dreaming”: an animal perspective critique of decoloniality theory0
Housing struggles as political practice in post-apartheid Cape Town: reading Levenson’s Delivery as Dispossession0
South African photography and the lives of workers0
Africa in Stereo: modernism, music and pan-African solidarity0
Gender and the spatiality of blackness in contemporary AfroFrench narratives0
Justice in healthcare: the South African promise0
In the heart of the country: the auto/biographies of Ayesha Dawood and Fatima Meer0
Apartheid and the unconscious: an introduction0
Ausi told me: why cape herstoriographies matter0
Achebe and friends at Umuahia: the making of a literary elite0
The afterlife of apartheid: a triadic temporality of trauma0
From “dependency” to “decoloniality”? The enduring relevance of materialist political economy and the problems of a “decolonial” alternative0
Edward W. Blyden’s intellectual tradition: the place of ‘race’ and religion0
Commodification, water infrastructure, and methodologies for counting water losses in South Africa0
Examining the meanings of ‘restitution’ for beneficiaries of the Macleantown and Salem restitution cases in the Eastern Cape, South Africa0
Brenda Fassie and Busiswa Gqulu: a relationship of feminist expression, aesthetics and memory0
The ruins of the rural idyll: reconfiguring the image of the farm in Homeland and Five Fingers for Marseilles0
The past, present, and future of workers’ education in South Africa0
Reification and the ready-made artist: towards a sensate critique of neoliberalism0
Fragments from the History of Loss: The Nature Industry and the Postcolony0
Rethinking river resilience: the lower Orange/Gariep river0
An extract from “The Texture of Shadows0
From apartheid to the planetary present: breaching time in Nadine Gordimer’s “Something Out There”0
Re-thinking the state in Africa through Gabon’s aesthetics of governance0
A review of the state of trade union-based worker education0
“Dancing on the ceiling” : young Black entrepreneurs leveraging capitals across sub-fields in Johannesburg tourism0
The becoming of an archive: perspectives on a music archive and the limits of institutionality0
Cape mission liberalism and the South African liberation struggle0
[Re-]Creative rites: exploring the materiality of clay and its making processes0
J Sai Deepak’s India that is Bharat: Coloniality, Civilisation, Constitution. Bloomsbury 20210
Thanks to Reviewers0
The voice of reason: a thematic appraisal of editorial coverage of Nigeria’s 2015 elections0
Our gods are as powerful as the God of Abraham: analysing the impetus-agitat on the rise of ézéńwànyì in Ǹsúkkà-Ìgbò, Southeastern Nigeria0
Decolonial opacities: Cold War Assemblages0
Lindiwe Diana Makhunga 1984-20160
Burying the superego?0
Introduction: Narrative Articulations in Africa0
Conceptualising the historical tradition of radical workers’ education in South Africa0
The role of feminisms in building a transformation framework for institutions of higher learning in South Africa0
Author response for Cold War Assemblages: decolonisation to digital roundtable0
Ungroup, regroup0
Decolonising Sinology: on Sinology’s weaponisation of the discourse of race0
Frank-talking: a reading of Biko’s statement “On Death” with Foucault’s concept of parrhesia0
Traditional justice mechanisms and reconciliation in Zimbabwe: assessing the benefits0
On Race and Religion in African Political Communities: An Interview with David Theo Goldberg0