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Home spaces, street styles [electronic resource] : contesting power and identity in a South African city / Leslie J. Bank.

By: Bank, Leslie John.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Anthropology, culture, and society: Publisher: London ; New York : Johannesburg : New York, NY : Pluto Press ; Wits University Press ; Distributed in the United States of America exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011Description: 1 online resource (x, 276 p.) : ill., map.ISBN: 9781849645959 (electronic bk.); 1849645957 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Xhosa (African people) | Post-apartheid era -- South Africa -- East London | Urbanization -- South Africa -- East London | Acculturation -- South Africa -- East London | East London (South Africa) -- Social conditions -- 20th century | East London (South Africa) -- Social conditions -- 21st century | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human GeographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Home spaces, street styles.DDC classification: 304.2309687555 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Towards and anthropology of urbanism -- The Xhosa in town revisited -- Modernism, space and identity -- Rebellion, fractured urbanism and the fear of fire -- The style of the comrades -- Changing migrant cultures -- Re-modelling the house -- The rhythms of the yards -- Post-apartheid suburb or hyper-ghetto.
Summary: "This book revisits and updates some classic Anthropology - the Xhosa in Town series - based on research in the South African city of East London conducted during the 1950s. The original studies concluded that there were two opposed responses to urbanisation in East London's African locations, one embracing Westernisation, European values and Christianity and another opposed to it. The studies have been the subject of intense anthropological debate. Leslie Bank returned to the areas of East London studied in the 1950s to assess how social and political changes have transformed these areas, in particular the apartheid reconstruction of the 1960s and 1970s and the struggle for liberation followed by the post-Apartheid period in the 1980s and 1990s. Bank has added important theoretical insights to this rich ethnography, and forged strong links with issues that transcend the particularities of his urban study."--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-263) and index.

Towards and anthropology of urbanism -- The Xhosa in town revisited -- Modernism, space and identity -- Rebellion, fractured urbanism and the fear of fire -- The style of the comrades -- Changing migrant cultures -- Re-modelling the house -- The rhythms of the yards -- Post-apartheid suburb or hyper-ghetto.

"This book revisits and updates some classic Anthropology - the Xhosa in Town series - based on research in the South African city of East London conducted during the 1950s. The original studies concluded that there were two opposed responses to urbanisation in East London's African locations, one embracing Westernisation, European values and Christianity and another opposed to it. The studies have been the subject of intense anthropological debate. Leslie Bank returned to the areas of East London studied in the 1950s to assess how social and political changes have transformed these areas, in particular the apartheid reconstruction of the 1960s and 1970s and the struggle for liberation followed by the post-Apartheid period in the 1980s and 1990s. Bank has added important theoretical insights to this rich ethnography, and forged strong links with issues that transcend the particularities of his urban study."--Provided by publisher.

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