Richard Pithouse
Dr Richard Pithouse is an Associate Professor at Rhodes University. He was nominated for the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award for in 2010 and 2011, and has published widely on urban politics in South Africa.

Richard is interested in the philosophy and politics of equality and freedom, and is currently working on the question of space in the work of Frantz Fanon and popular struggles for the right to the city in South Africa with a focus on Durban.

He is also a widely published journalist - who actively contributes to media outlets such as Mail & Guardian, Daily Maverik, The Con - and has written about music, poetry and politics. He sustains a lifelong commitment to active participation in popular struggles. He is currently a visiting Associate Professor at Wits - University of the Witwatersrand.

Richard, an activist intellectual who has been an important contributor to the South African public sphere for 20 years, offers a penetrating and beautifully written exploration of the escalating crisis in South Africa in the Zuma era.

Writing the Decline, often written with a view from the underside of society but also always acutely aware of global developments, brings activist and academic knowledge together to provide a searing account of our condition. It takes on xenophobia, racism, homophobia, inequality and political repression.
In a moment when old certainties are breaking down, and new ideas and social forces are taking the stage, this book offers a compelling invitation to take democracy seriously.
Richard Pithouse
Richard Pithouse
Richard Pithouse
Richard Pithouse
Richard Pithouse
Richard Pithouse
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