Cities of Entanglements

Social Life in Johannesburg and Maputo Through Ethnographic Comparison

How do people live together in cities shaped by inequality? This comparative ethnography of two African cities, Maputo and Johannesburg, presents a new narrative about social life in cities often described as sharply divided. Based on the ethnography of entangled lives unfolding in a township and in a suburb in Johannesburg, in a bairro and in an elite neighborhood in Maputo, the book includes case studies of relations between domestic workers and their employers, failed attempts by urban elites to close off their neighborhoods, and entanglements emerging in religious spaces and in shopping malls. Systematizing comparison as an experience-based method, the book makes an important contribution to urban anthropology, comparative urbanism and urban studies.

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2019-10-27, ca. 340 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4797-6

This product will be released at 27 October 2019

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Author(s)
Barbara Heer
Book title
Cities of Entanglements Social Life in Johannesburg and Maputo Through Ethnographic Comparison
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 340
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 10 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4797-6
Commodity Group
1725
BIC-Code
JFSG JHMC
BISAC-Code
SOC026030 SOC002010
THEMA-Code
JBSD JHMC
Release date
2019-10-27
Edition
1
Topics
Stadt
Readership
Anthropology, Urban Studies, African Studies, Sociology, Geography, Urban Planning, Architecture
Keywords/Tags
Urban Anthropology, Johannesburg, Maputo, Urban Studies, Segregation, Diversity, Neighbourhood, Shopping Malls, Urban Religion, Africa, South Africa, Mozambique, Enclaves, Encounter, Entanglements, Urbanity, City, Ethnology, Sociology

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