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On Becoming and Belonging in African Cities

Simone, AbdouMaliq and Gotz, Graeme. 2003. On Becoming and Belonging in African Cities. In: Richard Tomlinson; Robert Beauregard; Bremner Lindsay and Xolele Mangcu, eds. Emerging Johannesburg. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 123-147. ISBN 978-0415935593 [Book Section]

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Johannesburg is most often compared with Sao Paulo and Los Angeles and sometimes even with Budapest, Calcutta and Jerusalem. Johannesburg reflects and informs conditions in cities around the world. As might be expected from such comparisons, South Africa's political transformation has not led to redistribution and inclusive social change in Johannesburg. In Emerging Johannesburg the contributors describe the city's transition from a post apartheid city to one with all too familiar issues such as urban/suburban divide in the city and its relationship to poverty and socio-political power, local politics and governance, crime and violence, and, especially for a city located in Southern Africa, the devastating impact of AIDS.

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Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology > Centre for Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP) [2003-2015]

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DateEvent
2003Published

Item ID:

13846

Date Deposited:

05 Oct 2015 11:27

Last Modified:

16 Dec 2016 17:18

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/13846

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