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dc.contributor.authorRoss, Fiona
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-01 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-27 14:15:15
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T13:35:18Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T13:35:18Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier628135
dc.identifierOCN: 1028759936en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31438
dc.description.abstractThe Cape Flats, a windswept, barren and sandy area which rings Cape Town, is home to more than a million people. Many live here in sprawling shack settlements. The post-apartheid state is attempting to eradicate such settlements by providing formal houses in planned residential estates. Raw Life, New Hope is a longitudinal study of the residents of one such shack settlement, The Park, who moved to new, 'formal' houses in The Village, at the turn of the millennium. It introduces readers to core social science topics and modes of theorising. Over 17 years the author has traced how ordinary people attempt to live in accord with their ideals of decency under almost impossible circumstances, and the effects of material changes in their lives after 1994, including the provision of housing. Photos, maps, anecdotes, recipes and philosophical reflections on subjects that arose during conversations elicit a sense of the everyday and of how people try to solve the problems of poverty.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherinformal settlements
dc.subject.othershack settlements,Cape Flats
dc.subject.otherpost-apartheid state
dc.subject.otherformal housing
dc.subject.otherlongitudinal study
dc.subject.otherEveryday life
dc.subject.otherHIV
dc.subject.otherHIV/AIDS
dc.subject.otherSocial relation
dc.subject.otherSouth Africa
dc.titleRaw Life, New Hope
dc.title.alternativeDecency, Housing and Everyday Life in a Post-Apartheid Community
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/oapen_628135
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy244c00cc-5564-4792-89c6-11fed3a3ad6f
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUCT Press
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name Knowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isbn9781920499327
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationCape Town, South Africa
oapen.grant.number100294
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2016 Backlist Collection
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Apartheid - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apartheid; Everyday life - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everyday_life; HIV - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV; HIV/AIDS - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV/AIDS; Social relation - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_relation; South Africa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa
oapen.identifier.isbn9781920499327
grantor.number100294


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