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Author Goebel, Allison, 1963-
Title On their own : women, urbanization, and the right to the city in South Africa / Allison Goebel.
Imprint Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015.

Author Goebel, Allison, 1963-
Series McGill-Queen's studies in urban governance ; 3
McGill-Queen's studies in urban governance ; 3.
Subject Women, Black -- South Africa -- Pietermaritzburg -- Case studies.
Urban women -- South Africa -- Pietermaritzburg -- Case studies.
Urban blacks -- South Africa -- Pietermaritzburg -- Case studies.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Women, Housing, and Coming to the City -- 2. Housing, Urban Conditions, Health, and Well-Being in the "New South Africa" -- 3. Assessing the State's Response: Housing Policy and Female Headed Households -- 4. Rights, Welfare, and Citizenship -- 5. "I don't want any man in my life, I have no time for them": Love, Gender Relations, and the "Crisis of Masculinity" -- 6. Protest, Governance, and the Ballot Box: Gender, Generation, and Race -- 7. Conclusions: Women and the Right to the City.
Summary Annotation South Africa, the most urbanized country on the African continent, displays some of the highest levels of socio-economic inequality in the world. What is life like for low-income African women in urban South Africa in the post-apartheid era? Does urban life offer new opportunities for personal development, equality for women, and freedom? Are there new forms of marginalization and danger shaping women's lives? Why are so many women heading households on their own, and what does this mean for family, livelihoods, intimacy, and citizenship? In On Their Own, Allison Goebel explores women's experiences in the rapidly urbanizing context of post-1994 South Africa. She navigates different layers of urbanization in the country and illuminates the ways through which women's experiences of urbanization differ from men's, and why these differences matter. In an approach that emphasizes women's right to the city, Goebel presents original research in a case study of the city of Pietermaritzburg, features life stories of urban women, and engages with the literature in South African history, politics, gender studies, urban studies, and environmental studies. A revealing study of the ways in which urbanization is creating urgent social, economic, and environmental challenges for South Africa, On Their Own also highlights the fraught legacies of apartheid and the aspirations of post-apartheid society for equality and opportunity across race and gender lines.
ISBN 9780773597587 (pdf)
0773597581
9780773597594 (epub)
077359759X
9780773545908
0773545905
9780773545892
0773545891
OCLC # 909956846
Additional Format Goebel, Allison, 1963- On their own.: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2015] 2015 McGill-Queen's studies in urban governance McGill-Queen's studies in urban governance ; (CaOONL)20159038294 (OCoLC)967861655



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