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Author Brudvig, Ingrid, author

Title Conviviality in Bellville : an ethnography of space, place, mobility and being in urban South Africa / Ingrid Brudvig
Published Mankon, Bamenda : LangaaResearch & Publishing CIG, [2014]
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Figures & Vignettes; 1. Introduction; 1.1 Mobilities and Social Life in Bellville; 1.2 Theorizing Conviviality: In Attempts to Understand the Convivial; 1.3 The Anthropological Concern: Why Study Conviviality in Bellville?; 1.4 Reflections on the Criticality of Bellville; 1.5 Mapping the Way-Direction Bellville; 2. Exploring "Somaliville"; 2.1. My Methods and Experiences of Meaning-Making; 2.2 Ethical Considerations; 2.3 Of Pavements and Pathways; Networks and Neighbours; 3. Social Histories of Migration
3.1 Addressing South Africa's Reactions to Migrants through Narrative3.2 "In Bellville, you see, many of us are refugees"; 3.3 The Paradox of Protection; 3.4 Mobility and ... Freedoms?; 4. Convivial Spaces, Social Places; 4.1 Localizing Bellville; 4.2 Theorizing, Mapping and Historicizing Bellville; 4.3 Economic Conviviality in Bellville; 4.4 Emerging Cosmopolitanisms; 4.5 Intimate Strangers and the Politics of Inclusion in Bellville; 4.6 Arising Insecurities and Places of Disinterest; 4.7 The Influence of "Community" on Conviviality
4.8 Dynamics of Gender in Bellville: Seeking a Woman's Perspective4.9 Sociality and the Territory of Convivial Space; 5. The Boundaries of Citizenship; 5.1 Opening Markets and Closing Doors; 5.2 Liminal Urbanity and the Challenges of "Belonging"; 5.3 Autochthony as "Authentic" Belonging; 5.4 The "Imagined Entity"; 5.5 Addressing the Urban Problematic of Belonging; 5.6 The Convergence of Conviviality and Cosmopolitanism; 5.7 Capturing New Cartographies; 6. A Destination Reached?; References; Back Cover
Summary This book provides insight into the experiences of mobility and migration in contemporary South Africa, contributing to a field of literature about multiculturalism and urban public space in globalizing cities. It takes into consideration the greater international political and local socio-economic factors that drive migration, relationships and conviviality, and how they are intertwined in the everyday narrative of ìinsidersî and ìoutsidersî. The Bellville central business district demonstrates the realities of interconnected local and global hierarchies of citizenship and belonging and how t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-122)
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Dec. 29, 2014)
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Subject Apartheid -- South Africa.
Migration, Internal -- South Africa.
Rural-urban migration -- South Africa.
South Africa -- Economic conditions.
South Africa -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789956792863 (electronic bk.)
9956792861 (electronic bk.)