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Gangs, politics & dignity in Cape Town

Author: Steffen Jensen
Publisher: Oxford : James Currey ; Chicago : University of Chicago Press ; Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the experiences of gang members from working class neighbourhoods on the Cape Flats in South Africa, dealing with criminality and the search for dignity.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jensen, Steffen.
Gangs, politics & dignity in Cape Town.
Oxford : James Currey ; Chicago : University of Chicago Press ; Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)651728889
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steffen Jensen
ISBN: 9780226398334 9780226398358 0226398331 0226398358 9781847011046 1847011047 9781847011039 1847011039 9781868144716 1868144712
OCLC Number: 225846809
Notes: University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
2
Description: xi, 212 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The production of subjects & spaces --
The violence of the 'other side' --
The back streets --
Winning back the Cape Flats --
Policing the Cape Flats --
Politics of respectability --
Negotiating masculinities.
Other Titles: Gangs, politics and dignity in Cape Town
Responsibility: Steffen Jensen.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) a984233
(Sirsi) 984233

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This is a vivid study of the day-to-day experience of living in a working class neighbourhood on the Cape Flats.  Read more...
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A valuable contribution to understanding the Cape Flat battles for survival amid poverty and racial denigration. THE WEEKENDER (South Africa)

 
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