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- ItemReview of Gunther De Vogelaer De Nederlandse en Friese subjectsmarkeerders: geografie, typologie en diachronie Gent: Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde, 2008 449 pp. ISBN 978-90-72474-74-2(Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English, 2010) Wąsik, Elżbieta
- ItemReview of Siegfried Huigen Knowledge and Colonialism: Eighteenth-Century Travelers in South Africa Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2009 273 pp. ISBN: 978 90 04 17743 7(Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English, 2010) Bartnik, Ryszard
- ItemReview of William Kelleher Storey Guns, Race, Power in Colonial South Africa Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008 378 pp. ISBN 978-0-521-88509-6(Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English, 2010) Leśniewski, Michał
- ItemHet ‘corresponderende lezen’ van Odile Heynders als interpretatiemethode voor P.C. Hoofts “Waer ’t dat Juppijn...”(Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English, 2010) Polkowski, MarcinIn Correspondenties: Gedichten lezen met gedichten (2006), the Dutch literary critic Odile Heynders proposes a new method of interpreting poetry, which she labels “corresponding reading.” Heynders applies this method to modern poetry. Her reading strategy offers also new perspectives for literature in other periods. As this article shows, a ‘correspondence’- based approach to P.C. Hooft’s sonnet “Waer ’t dat Juppijn…” offers new insights in the psychological dimensions of the oeuvre of this 17th century Dutch poet.
- ItemRelations with People and Relations with Things: Management of Human Resources in African Companies(Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English, 2010) Feijó, JoãoThis article intends to analyze the viability of a paternalistic human resources management model in companies of the formal sector, where a logic of profit maximization assumes a more demanding dimension. Paternalism is used as a metaphor to understand the relations between employers and employees as modelled on relations between parents and children. The concept demonstrates the transformation of exploitation and authoritarian relations, guided under the imperative of regulation and profit, in ethical and affective relations, where the feeling of duty towards a protector predominates. A paternalist practice consists, in a general way, of attributing a set of affective and social benefits, in exchange for low wage indices, perpetuating employees’ dependence in relation to the company. In fact, the model is criticized for not encouraging African workers’ autonomy and social emancipation, promoting instead servility and submission to the authorities. This article intends to examine to what extent paternalist practices are adapted to sub-Saharan social and economic needs, compensating for the fragility of the Welfare State. Finally, it aims to reflect on the epistemological presuppositions of development conceptions.