Transforming Cape Town by Catherine Besteman
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Transforming Cape Town
By Catherine Besteman

Transforming Cape Town

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Transforming Cape Town by Catherine Besteman

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This study provides a window into the lives of ordinary South Africans more than ten years after the end of apartheid, with the promises of the democracy movement remaining largely unfulfilled. Catherine Besteman explores the emotional and personal aspects of the transition to black majority rule by homing in on intimate questions of love, family, and community and capturing the complex, sometimes contradictory voices of a wide variety of Capetonians. Her evaluation of the physical and psychic costs to individuals involved in working for social change is grounded in the experiences of the participants and illuminates two overarching dimensions of life in Cape Town: the aggregate forces determined to maintain the apartheid-era status quo, and the grassroots efforts to effect social change.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520256712
ISBN-10: 0520256719
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Catherine Besteman

Catherine Besteman is Professor of Anthropology and Director of African Studies at Colby College.

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