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Africa and the Middle East

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in The Politics of Equity Finance in Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174090
eISBN:
9780199835287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174097.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The examples in this chapter are chosen from the African region and diverge among countries as the Asian examples did. Firms on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange have responded to the opportunities ... More


Leaving the House of the White Race

Rita Barnard

in Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112863
eISBN:
9780199851058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112863.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Compared to the experimental and meta-fictional writing of her compatriots J. M. Coetzee and Ivan Vladislavic, Nadine Gordimer's novels may seem realist—more so than they actually are. There are ... More


A School for Citizens

Deborah Lavin

in From Empire to International Commonwealth: A Biography of Lionel Curtis

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198126164
eISBN:
9780191671623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198126164.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The councillors of Johannesburg met for the first time on 18 May 1901. Curtis was Town Clerk. He was instrumental in forming the municipality. The machinery of city government had to be created ‘from ... More


Ivan Vladislavic: Traversing the Uneven City

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of the work of Ivan Vladislavic by way of demonstrating that its specific formal features capture the aura of a particular historical speace (Johannesburg) and time (the ... More


Imagining the Edgy City: Writing, Performing, and Building Johannesburg

Loren Kruger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321902
eISBN:
9780199369270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321902.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, World Literature

Johannesburg’s location in the Southern Hemisphere and status as the wealthiest city in a middle-income country grappling with a growing wealth gap, many languages and cultures unevenly matched with ... More


Origins of the Sustainable Development Concept *

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Ashfaq Khalfan

in Sustainable Development Law: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199276707
eISBN:
9780191699900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276707.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

It was not until the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, “the Brundtland Report” and the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development that the term ... More


Dissonance in International Environmental Dialogue

Lavanya Rajamani

in Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199280704
eISBN:
9780191700132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280704.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

Because of conflicting political, historic, and economic circumstances, there is an apparent difference between the communities of developing countries from those of their industrial counterparts. ... More


The Magic City: Showdown in Birmingham

DEREK CHARLES CATSAM

in Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125114
eISBN:
9780813135137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125114.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the postwar period, Birmingham named itself the Magic City. This was because of the advance of heavy industry in the region, particularly the steel industry. As a result the population of ... More


Syndemic Diabetes

Emily Mendenhall

in Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty, and HIV

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738302
eISBN:
9781501738319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738302.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter begins with Esther's story, a woman residing in Nairobi who confronts convergent social and health conditions from food insecurity to diabetes, HIV, and financial stress. The story ... More


Nairobi

Emily Mendenhall

in Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty, and HIV

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738302
eISBN:
9781501738319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738302.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter Five, Soweto, centers upon Sibongile's story from Soweto, a historic collection of six clustered townships in Johannesburg, South Africa. Sibongile faces complex intersections of structural ... More


Urban water supply, sanitation and social policy: lessons from Johannesburg, South Africa

Jo Beall, Owen Crankshaw, and Susan Parnell

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines policies to improve urban water supply and sanitation in the poorest countries. Johannesburg provides the case study. The city is posed with the challenge of meeting ‘the ... More


A Place That Matters Yet: John Gubbins’s MuseumAfrica in the Postcolonial World

Sara Byala

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226030272
eISBN:
9780226030449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226030449.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book unearths the little-known story of Johannesburg’s MuseumAfrica, a South African history museum that embodies one of the most dynamic and fraught stories of colonialism and postcolonialism, ... More


Becoming “Treasures and Trash”: The Africana Museum in the Johannesburg Public Library, 1935–1977

Sara Byala

in A Place That Matters Yet: John Gubbins’s MuseumAfrica in the Postcolonial World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226030272
eISBN:
9780226030449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226030449.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter charts the history of the Africana Museum from its founder’s death until its attainment of a permanent home in order to trace the museum’s transformation from a space structured around ... More


Visible and Invisible: What Surfaces in Three Johannesburg Novels?

Carrol Clarkson

in Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254156
eISBN:
9780823260898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter opens with a photo essay, recording a walk taken in Hillbrow with Phaswane Mpe, retracing the footsteps of the characters in his novel, Welcome to Our Hillbrow. The discussion opens onto ... More


South Africa and Palestine/Israel: Histories and Transitions

Andy Clarno

in Neoliberal Apartheid: Palestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226429922
eISBN:
9780226430126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226430126.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter traces the histories of settler colonialism and racial capitalism in South Africa and Palestine/Israel. Despite historical differences, South Africa and Israel governed similar social ... More


Alexandra: The Precariousness of the Poor

Andy Clarno

in Neoliberal Apartheid: Palestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226429922
eISBN:
9780226430126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226430126.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter explores the precariousness of life in a Black township in Johannesburg after apartheid. The chapter begins with a brief social history of Alexandra township before analyzing the ... More


A Legalized Mafia: Security Privatization in Johannesburg

Andy Clarno

in Neoliberal Apartheid: Palestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226429922
eISBN:
9780226430126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226430126.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In northern Johannesburg, the historically white neighborhoods around Sandton – just across the highway from Alexandra – have become laboratories for the development of advanced strategies for ... More


“This Lesbian Issue”: Navigating Public Visibility as Lesbian Movement Organizations

Ashley Currier

in Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678006
eISBN:
9781452948195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678006.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the strategy of Namibian and South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement against anti-lesbian hostility. The Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) ... More


Towards a Critical Nostalgia

Andrew van der Vlies

in Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793762
eISBN:
9780191835551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793762.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, World Literature

This chapter argues that the work of Ivan Vladislavić offers a sophisticated response to the dangers of selective memory—and memorialization—that characterizes some responses to the disappointments ... More


Capital markets

Shakill Hassan

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on South Africa’s non-trivial capital markets. It presents the basic facts; places the domestic markets within the global context; and discusses some research-based micro and ... More


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