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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 315–335.
Published: 01 May 2004
... 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 lies not so much in the periodicity...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 109–145.
Published: 01 January 1999
... 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” [in Bengali...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 539–561.
Published: 01 September 2019
... 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 they are deemed endangered. The three teenagers are of African origin...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2008
... 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 compounds.6 Migrant...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 373–405.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., Death and the Fate of the Nation: Reflections on the Politicisation of Sexuality in 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...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 193–217.
Published: 01 May 2021
... decades the mines were cleared, gold residues reprocessed, and land decontaminated. Vast tracts became golf courses, single-sex migrant hostels were remodeled into family housing, and the central mining belt was transformed into a China Mall hub. Driving down the M1 South toward Gold Reef City Casino...
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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 (2019) 31 (2): 343–371.
Published: 01 May 2019
... contributing factor in the workings of 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...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 347–372.
Published: 01 September 2004
... 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 institu...
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Public Culture (1995) 8 (1): 73–100.
Published: 01 January 1995
.... In the rare instance when an incident of female same-sex is reported (or rather, exposed, usually at a “ladies college” hostel) and emerges rough and ready into public discourse, denotation will rely on imported words - “homosex”- as though...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 255–285.
Published: 01 May 2020
... September 11, saying, “Why do they hate us?” I remember joking that German exceptionalism’s slogan would be “Why don’t they hate us?” You 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...