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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 315–335.
Published: 01 May 2004
... thousands of migrant workers accommodated in massive, historically single-sex hostel complexes. Although they have been effectively city residents for years, even decades, the specificity of migrant work- ers qua migrant workers in South Africa...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 109–145.
Published: 01 January 1999
... to her in humil- ity and friendship. 1. Marshall Berman, All That Is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity (New York: Penguin Books, 1988), 5. 2. Sunitikumar Chattopadhyay, “Hostel Life in Calcutta...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 539–561.
Published: 01 September 2019
... adolescents are talking and laughing joyously in a small square near the hostel of the youth protection service where they stay. Like the other minors residing in the three-floor house, they have been placed in this institution by a juvenile judge either because they have committed a misdemeanor or because...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Areas Act and the hostel system. And, like most mining towns, it nonetheless remains deeply marked by these legal and institutional structures. Indeed, 25 percent of the population continues to reside in mine hostels or in mine-owned...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 373–405.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Post-Apartheid South Africa,” African Affairs (forthcoming). Also see Glen S. Elder, Hostels, Sexuality, and the Apartheid Legacy: Malevolent Geographies (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003). 39. See I. D. MacCrone, Race Attitudes in South Africa: Historical, Experimental and Psycholog- ical...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 193–217.
Published: 01 May 2021
...) observes; “the search for assets resumes elsewhere.” In Johannesburg, the “post-gold” landscape offers new possibilities for accumulation. Over the course of two decades the mines were cleared, gold residues reprocessed, and land decontaminated. Vast tracts became golf courses, single-sex migrant hostels...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 343–371.
Published: 01 May 2019
... state-created Bantustans. Notwithstanding the hardening of ethnic divisions that migrated from countryside to ethnically arranged townships and mining hostels, at times African societies evinced an “incorporationist ethic” and a “fluidity of ethnic boundaries” that saw the creation of the Ama-Kholwa in...
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Public Culture (1995) 8 (1): 73–100.
Published: 01 January 1995
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 185–208.
Published: 01 January 2006
... world-famous when the group Ladysmith Black Mambazo appeared on Paul Simon’s famous album Graceland (1986), dates back to the early twentieth century mining hostels in Johannesburg and Durban. The tradition, style of singing, and lyrics are decidedly Zulu. The style of singing and the slow dancing...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 347–372.
Published: 01 September 2004
...). 357 Public Culture itants commute to city work zones; concentrated settlements within cities; back- yard dwellings in middle-class suburbs; disused buildings in inner-city areas (parts of Johannesburg’s eastern downtown section); or hostels or similar...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 255–285.
Published: 01 May 2020
... traveled everywhere in Europe, and people were generally open and nice. I hitchhiked and was in youth hostels, and I never had a sense where I would be personally considered implicated in anything. But you still had that feeling there was something that you had to take care of, and [that] you had to...