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Raw Life, New Hope : Decency, Housing and Everyday Life in a Post-apartheid Community.

Author: Fiona Ross
Publisher: Chicago : Juta Academic, 2010.
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This is the story of a shantytown community in South Africa and its efforts to secure a decent life, moving from tin shacks to formal housing, in postapartheid South Africa. The author's 17-year longitudinal study of this community has resulted in an extraordinary work that brings its people alive, through photographs, interviews, and even recipes.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Ross
ISBN: 9781920499327 1920499326 9781920541255 192054125X
OCLC Number: 818118973
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Dedication; Preface; Chapter 1 'Teen die pad, Die Bos' (Alongside the road, The Bush); Chapter 2 'I long to live in a house'; Chapter 3 Sense-scapes: senses and emotion in the making of place; Chapter 4 Relationships that count and how to count them; Chapter 5 'Just working for food': making a living, making do and getting by; Chapter 6 Truth, lies, stories and straight-talk: on addressing another; Chapter 7 Illness and accompaniment; conclusion Raw life, new hope?; endnotes; glossary of select afrikaans terms; references; index.

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