Hostels in South Africa : spaces of perplexity

Level D WK307.336 /527997 On loanDue: 15-10-2020   Request
Full title: Hostels in South Africa : spaces of perplexity / Nomkhosi Xulu-Gama.
Main author: Xulu-Gama, Nomkhosi.
Corporate Authors: National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (South Africa)
Format: Book           


Summary: "This book is about the transformation of KwaMashu Hostel in Durban in the twenty-first century - from a single-sex men's hostel to family accommodation in community residential units. It presents the continuities and discontinuities that take place as hostel-dwellers grapple with everyday livelihood struggles. The broader South African labour market does not make it easy for rural-urban migrants, who continue to make the same journeys their grandfathers, fathers and uncles, and later their grandmothers, mothers and aunts took, in search of employment opportunities, although the context for these journeys has changed immeasurably. Hostels in South Africa engages with challenges and triumphs of hostel-dwellers, as they both resist and embrace the process of transformation, the clashes between men and women and across generations, and feelings of nostalgia for the past. Because the author spent time living at KwaMashu Hostel during the two years of her fieldwork, this book presents an intimate view of hostels from the inside". Back Cover.
Corporate Authors: National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (South Africa)
Language: English
Published: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2017.
Classmark: WK307.336 /527997
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-246) and index.
ISBN: 186914371X
9781869143718