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Hostels, sexuality, and the apartheid legacy

by Glen S. Elder | 31 March 2003
PAPERBACK
Category: General History
Synopsis
In The Last Deoade, The South African State has been transformed dramatically, but the stubborn, menacing geography of apartheid still stands in the way of that country's visions of change. Environmentally degraded old homelands still scar the rural geography of South Africa. Formerly segregated, now gated, neighborhoods still inhibit free movement. Hostels, Sexuality, and the Apartheid Legacy is a study of another such space, the converted "male" migrant worker hostel. Professor Glen Elder identifies hostels as sites of public and domestic violence, literal destruction are rebuilding, and as an important node in the spread of HIV/AIDS. Hostels have also become home to increasing numbers of "invisible" female residents. Finding that one way to understand hostel space is through women's experiences, Professor Elder turned to thirty black migrant women living in an East Rand hostel to map the everyday geographies of South Africa's time of change. By following the lives of these women, Elder identifies spatialized forms of marginalization, impoverishment, infection, and disempowerment.;But, as he points out, the women's survival strategies may provide signposts to the way out of apartheid's malevolent geography. Hostels, Sexuality, and the Apartheid Legacy argues that the gendered geography of the migrant labor system developed in South Africa was premised upon sexual assumptions about men, women, and their bodies, and that feminist and queer analyses of space can inform public policy decisions.
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Synopsis
In The Last Deoade, The South African State has been transformed dramatically, but the stubborn, menacing geography of apartheid still stands in the way of that country's visions of change. Environmentally degraded old homelands still scar the rural geography of South Africa. Formerly segregated, now gated, neighborhoods still inhibit free movement. Hostels, Sexuality, and the Apartheid Legacy is a study of another such space, the converted "male" migrant worker hostel. Professor Glen Elder identifies hostels as sites of public and domestic violence, literal destruction are rebuilding, and as an important node in the spread of HIV/AIDS. Hostels have also become home to increasing numbers of "invisible" female residents. Finding that one way to understand hostel space is through women's experiences, Professor Elder turned to thirty black migrant women living in an East Rand hostel to map the everyday geographies of South Africa's time of change. By following the lives of these women, Elder identifies spatialized forms of marginalization, impoverishment, infection, and disempowerment.;But, as he points out, the women's survival strategies may provide signposts to the way out of apartheid's malevolent geography. Hostels, Sexuality, and the Apartheid Legacy argues that the gendered geography of the migrant labor system developed in South Africa was premised upon sexual assumptions about men, women, and their bodies, and that feminist and queer analyses of space can inform public policy decisions.
€27.99
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Product Details

ISBN - 9780821414927
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 31/03/2003
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, Politics Philosophy, Popular Sociology, All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, General History
No. of Pages - 188
Weight - 295
Edition - 1
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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