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Street life under a roof - Youth homelessness in South Africa (Paperback) Loot Price: R206
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Street life under a roof - Youth homelessness in South Africa (Paperback): Emily Margaretten

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Emily Margaretten

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Point Place stands near the city centre of Durban, South Africa. Condemned and off the grid, the five-storey apartment building is nonetheless home to a hundred-plus teenagers and young adults marginalised by poverty and chronic unemployment. Emily Margaretten draws on ten years of up-close fieldwork to explore the distinct cultural universe of the Point Place community. Her sensitive investigations reveal how young men and women draw on customary notions 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 notice of another - that young women and men use to construct `outside' and `inside' boyfriends and girlfriends and to communicate notions of trust. Challenging the idea that Point Place's residents need `rehabilitation', Margaretten argues that 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.

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Imprint: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: October 2017
Authors: Emily Margaretten
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-1-86914-390-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Age groups
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Poverty
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Homelessness
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Unemployment
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Age groups > Adolescents
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LSN: 1-86914-390-6
Barcode: 9781869143909

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