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Winelands, wealth and work : transformations in the Dwars River Valley, Stellenbosch

Author: C S Van der Waal
Publisher: Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2014.
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"Through histories of slavery, colonialism, apartheid and paternalism, the Dwars River Valley in South Africa's Western Cape province instantiates labour exploitation and concomitant societal ills. Recently, and in line with South Africa's neo-liberal development tack, investment in the valley has generally turned from wine production to property speculation. Hope for development has become pinned on the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C S Van der Waal
ISBN: 9781869142605 1869142608
OCLC Number: 875873511
Description: viii, 247 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Context. Introduction: researching the social experience of transformation in the Dwars River Valley / Kees (C.S.) van der waal --
Chapter 1. The inheritance of loss / Tracey Randle --
Part 2. Intervention and planning. Chapter 2. No place like home: the complexities of resettlement and development in Lanquedoc / Francois Louw --
Chapter 3. Solms-Delta: transformation or neopaternalism? / Paula Jackson --
Chapter 4. Boschendal: politicisation or transformation? / Larry Swatuk --
Part 3. Mitigating costs and realising benefits. Chapter 5. The 'slow violence' of poverty: Notebook of a psycho-ethnographer / Lou-Marie Kruger --
Chapter 6. Women as 'dorp supporters': new opportunities for female entrepreneurship / Ingrid van der Heijden --
Chapter 7. Patrolling respectability with the neighbourhood watch / Kees (C.S.) van der Waal --
Chapter 8. Pentecostalism in the Dwars River Valley: challenging the mission legacy / Miemie du Plessis --
Part 4. Finally. Chapter 9. Development and dystopia: An afterword / Steven Robins.
Responsibility: edited by Kees (C.S.) van der Waal.


This careful study asks how the people of the Dwars River Valley respond to changing land use and how that relates to the historical and spatial contexts of the valley. Speaking to the massive  Read more...


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