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The Resource Living politics in South Africa's urban shacklands, Kerry Ryan Chance

Living politics in South Africa's urban shacklands, Kerry Ryan Chance

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Living politics in South Africa's urban shacklands
Title
Living politics in South Africa's urban shacklands
Statement of responsibility
Kerry Ryan Chance
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While much has been written on post-apartheid social movements in South Africa, most discussion centers on ideal forms of movements, disregarding the reality and agency of the activists themselves. In Living Politics, Kerry Ryan Chance radically flips the conversation by focusing on the actual language and humanity of post-apartheid activists rather than the external, idealistic commentary of old. Tracking everyday practices and interactions between poor residents and state agents in South Africa's shack settlements, Chance investigates the rise of nationwide protests since the late 1990s. Based on ethnography in Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg, the book analyzes the criminalization of popular forms of politics that were foundational to South Africa's celebrated democratic transition. Chance argues that we can best grasp the increasingly murky line between "the criminal" and "the political" with a "politics of living" that casts slum and state in opposition to one another. Living Politics shows us how legitimate domains of politics are redefined, how state sovereignty is forcibly enacted, and how the production of new citizen identities crystallize at the intersections of race, gender, and class
Cataloging source
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Chance, Kerry Ryan
Dewey number
322.40968
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4162.A5
LC item number
C43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Abahlali BaseMjondolo (Organization)
  • Urban poor
  • Squatters
  • Political activists
  • Environmental degradation
  • Squatter settlements
  • Community organization
  • South Africa
Label
Living politics in South Africa's urban shacklands, Kerry Ryan Chance
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ashes to ashes, dust to dust: how territorial informality builds future cities
  • Modular elements.
  • "The anger of the poor can go in many directions": rematerializing identity and difference
  • Conclusion: liberal governance and the urban poor revisited
  • Introduction: elements of living politics
  • Fire / Umlilo.
  • "Where there is fire, there is politics": the material life of governance
  • Water / Amanzi.
  • Debts of liberal state transition: liquid belonging and consumer citizenship
  • Air / Umoya.
  • Coughing out the city: everyday healing in the toxic borderlands
  • Land / Umhlaba.
Control code
MSTDDA4914483
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm.):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226519838
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Living politics in South Africa's urban shacklands, Kerry Ryan Chance
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ashes to ashes, dust to dust: how territorial informality builds future cities
  • Modular elements.
  • "The anger of the poor can go in many directions": rematerializing identity and difference
  • Conclusion: liberal governance and the urban poor revisited
  • Introduction: elements of living politics
  • Fire / Umlilo.
  • "Where there is fire, there is politics": the material life of governance
  • Water / Amanzi.
  • Debts of liberal state transition: liquid belonging and consumer citizenship
  • Air / Umoya.
  • Coughing out the city: everyday healing in the toxic borderlands
  • Land / Umhlaba.
Control code
MSTDDA4914483
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm.):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226519838
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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