Gangs, politics & dignity in Cape Town (Book, 2008) []
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Gangs, politics & dignity in Cape Town

Gangs, politics & dignity in Cape Town

Author: Steffen Jensen
Publisher: Oxford : James Currey, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A vivid study of life on the Cape Flats with a focus on gang members in search of dignity


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steffen Jensen
ISBN: 9781847011046 1847011047 0226398331 9780226398334
OCLC Number: 470936795
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 199-209.
Description: 1 v. (XIII-212 p.) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: IntroductionThe production of subject & spaceThe violence of the 'other side'The back streetsWinning back the Cape FlatsPolicing the Cape FlatsPolitics of respectabillityNegotiating masculinitiesEpilogue
Other Titles: Gangs, politics and dignity in Cape Town
Responsibility: Steffen Jensen.
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A valuable contribution to understanding the Cape Flat battles for survival amid poverty and racial denigration. * THE WEEKENDER (South Africa), 16-17 August 2008 *

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