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Author Bank, Leslie John.
Title Home spaces, street styles : contesting power and identity in a South African city / Leslie J. Bank.
Imprint London ; New York : Pluto Press ; Johannesburg : Wits University Press ; New York, NY : Distributed in the United States of America exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Author Bank, Leslie John.
Series Anthropology, culture and society
Anthropology, culture, and society.
Subject 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.
Description 1 online resource (x, 276 pages) : illustrations, map.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-263) and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781849645959 (electronic bk.)
1849645957 (electronic bk.)
9780745323282
0745323286
9780745323275
0745323278
9781868145317
186814531X
OCLC # 730517855
Additional Format Print version: Bank, Leslie John. Home spaces, street styles. London ; New York : Pluto Press ; Johannesburg : Wits University Press ; New York, NY : Distributed in the United States of America exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 9780745323282 (OCoLC)711946296


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