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Mapping the Sacred

David Chidester

in Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273078
eISBN:
9780520951570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273078.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the religious meanings of Cape Town by dwelling on four contradictions that operate within its urban space. Firstly, the colonial construction of Cape Town excludes indigenous ... More


Isaac Schapera 1905–2003

Adam Kuper

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 130, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IV

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263501
eISBN:
9780191734212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263501.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

Isaac Schapera (1905–2003), a Fellow of the British Academy, spent the second half of his long life in London but remained very much a South African. His parents immigrated to South Africa at the ... More


People, the Cape Floristic Region, and sustainability

Nicky Allsopp, Pippin M.L. Anderson, Patricia M. Holmes, Annalie Melin, and Patrick J. O’Farrell

in Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199679584
eISBN:
9780191791949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679584.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the impact the City of Cape Town, a growing city in the megadiverse Cape Floristic Region, has on biodiversity and ecosystem services within and beyond its boundaries. A brief ... More


The place of gentrification in Cape Town

Annika Teppo and Marianne Millstein

in Global gentrifications: Uneven development and displacement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447313472
eISBN:
9781447313502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the notion of gentrification in the South African context, using examples from Cape Town. It argues that the public justifications of, discussions and disputes about, and the ... More


Children in the Streets: Urban Governance in Cape Town City Center

Tony Roshan Samara

in Cape Town after Apartheid: Crime and Governance in the Divided City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670000
eISBN:
9781452947044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670000.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter analyzes neoliberal governance in the urban core, where street children have emerged as central subjects. It explains categories and vocabularies of neoliberal governance on how the ... More


Cape Town after Apartheid: Crime and Governance in the Divided City

Tony Roshan Samara

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670000
eISBN:
9781452947044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670000.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Nearly two decades after the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa, how different does the nation look? In Cape Town, is hardening inequality under conditions of neoliberal globalization actually ... More


Charles Darwin in Cape Town November, 2000

Roger S. Levine

in A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on Cape Town's auspicious guest so deserving of commemoration: Charles Darwin. Darwin sailed into Cape Town while on one of the most famous voyages in history. During the first ... More


A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Roger S. Levine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Born into a Xhosa royal family around 1792 in South Africa, Jan Tzatzoe was destined to live in an era of profound change—one that witnessed the arrival and entrenchment of European colonialism. As a ... More


Urban Geopolitics, Neoliberalism, and the Governance of Security

Tony Roshan Samara

in Cape Town after Apartheid: Crime and Governance in the Divided City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670000
eISBN:
9781452947044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670000.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This introductory chapter provides a background to the social forces and sets of relationships that outlines the contemporary urban governance in Cape Town. It talks about brutal gang wars linked to ... More


Dental Modification in Modern-Day Cape Town, South Africa: A Link to the Past

L. J. Friedling

Scott E. Burnett and Joel D. Irish (eds)

in A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054834
eISBN:
9780813053325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054834.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses the continued practice of extracting incisors in Cape Town, South Africa. A systematic survey of eight adjoining areas in Cape Town, South Africa, was done to investigate the ... More


Settings and Samples in African Cults of Affliction

John M. Janzen

in Ngoma: Discourses of Healing in Central and Southern Africa

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520072657
eISBN:
9780520910850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520072657.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents an impressionistic picture of cults of affliction in Kinshasa, Zaire; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Mbabane-Manzini, Swaziland; and Cape Town, South Africa. Nkita is associated with ... More


South Africa

in The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter details the events following the author's arrival in Cape Town, South Africa, on 24 June 1947. After a month in Cape Town, with dwindling funds, he decided to travel around the country ... More


“I’d Never Had Pain Like That—A Searing, Dying Agony”: Racialized Clandestine Abortion

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the methods African women used to procure abortion prior to colonialism and the importation to South Africa of colonial laws prohibiting abortion. It explains why clandestine ... More


The First Taste of Africa

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0022
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author arrives at False Bay, describes his landlord and family, and is received by the Commandant of the British troops. He notes his landlord's improper conduct, proceeds to Cape Town in Africa, ... More


Apartheid, Democracy, and the Urban Future

Tony Roshan Samara

in Cape Town after Apartheid: Crime and Governance in the Divided City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670000
eISBN:
9781452947044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670000.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter summarizes the study of urban governance in Cape Town, which emphasizes new mechanisms of social control under conditions of neoliberal democracy and unequal development. It provides a ... More


The Cape

I.S. Glass

in Nicolas-Louis De La Caille, Astronomer and Geodesist: South African Astronomical Observatory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199668403
eISBN:
9780191749315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668403.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

La Caille's voyaged to the Cape via Rio de Janeiro with the hydrogapher D'Après de Mannevillette. On arrival he met Governor Tulbagh who befriended him. He lodged with Jan Lourens Bestbier, a German ... More


Africa

Liz Gwyther

in Education in Palliative Care: Building a Culture of Learning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198569855
eISBN:
9780191730443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569855.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Palliative care training in Africa has been a hospice function since hospices first appeared in Africa with the opening of the Island Hospice and Bereavement service in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1979, St ... More


Interpreting Creative Experience across Diverse Musical Communities

Juniper Hill

in Becoming Creative: Insights from Musicians in a Diverse World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199365173
eISBN:
9780190874438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199365173.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter introduces creativity as a fundamental human desire and activity that is culturally embedded and socially regulated. Examples are drawn from classical, jazz, and traditional musicians in ... More


Bethelsdorp 1811–1815: Oh Free Grace!

Roger S. Levine

in A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the period when Jan Tzatzoe lived in the Reads' Bethelsdorp household, which served as a sanctuary for him. This period is important because, later on, the lives of Jan Tzatzoe ... More


“Their own way of having power”: Female Adolescent Prostitutes’ Strategies of Resistance in Cape Town, South Africa

Zosa De Sas Kropiwnicki

in Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785089
eISBN:
9780814785102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785089.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores apartheid's enduring legacy of inequality on the lives of South African adolescent sex workers. Drawing on the results of a survey of twenty-four adolescent prostitutes and ... More


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