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Street life under a roof : youth homelessness in South Africa

Author: Emily Margaretten
Publisher: Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press, ©2015.
Series: Interpretations of culture in the new millennium.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Point Place stands near the city centre of Durban, South Africa. Condemned and off the grid, the five-story apartment building is nonetheless home to a hundred-plus teenagers and young adults marginalised by poverty and chronic unemployment. In this work, Emily Margaretten draws on ten years of up-close fieldwork to explore the distinct cultural universe of the Point Place community. Her sensitive investigations  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Margaretten, Emily.
Street life under a roof.
Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press, ©2015
(DLC) 2015946976
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Margaretten
ISBN: 9780252097690 0252097696 0252039602 9780252039607 0252081110 9780252081118
OCLC Number: 921220137
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 213 pages)
Contents: Shelter hopping --
Standing (K)in --
Love, betrayal, and sexual intimacy --
Love, respect, and masculinity --
Residing with the spectral --
Homecomings.
Series Title: Interpretations of culture in the new millennium.
Responsibility: Emily Margaretten.

Abstract:

Point Place stands near the city centre of Durban, South Africa. Condemned and off the grid, the five-story apartment building is nonetheless home to a hundred-plus teenagers and young adults marginalised by poverty and chronic unemployment. In this work, Emily Margaretten draws on ten years of up-close fieldwork to explore the distinct cultural universe of the Point Place community. Her sensitive investigations reveal how young men and women draw on customary notions of respect and support to forge an ethos of connection and care that allows them to live far richer lives than ordinarily assumed.

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"A well written and often gripping ethnographical study of the young, marginalized, and poor youth who live there, and who are separated from distant homes that are either unable or unwilling to Read more...

 
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