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- DescriptionPoint Place stands near the city center of Durban, South Africa. Condemned and off the grid, the five-story apartment building is netheless home to a hundred-plus teenagers and young adults marginalized by poverty and chronic unemployment. In Street Life under a Roof , Emily Margaretten draws on ten years of up-close fieldwork to explore the distinct cultural universe of the Point Place community. Margaretten's sensitive investigations reveal how young men and women draw on customary tions of respect and support to forge an ethos of connection and care that allows them to live far richer lives than ordinarily assumed. Her discussion of gender dynamics highlights terms like nakana --to care about or take tice of ather--that young women and men use to construct outside and inside boyfriends and girlfriends and to communicate tions of trust. Margaretten exposes the structures of inequality at a local, regional, and global level that contribute to socioecomic and political dislocation. But she also challenges the idea that Point Place's marginalized residents need rehabilitation. As she argues, these young men and women want love, secure homes, and the means to provide for their dependents--in short, the same hopes and aspirations mirrored across South African society.
- Author BiographyEmily Margaretten is an assistant professor of anthropology at Ripon College.
- Author(s)Emily Margaretten
- PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
- Date of Publication08/09/2015
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleInterp Culture New Millennium
- Place of PublicationBaltimore
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Illinois Press
- Content Note12 black and white photographs, 2 MAPS
- Weight386 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine18 mm
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