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Title:State and Black Township in the Republic of South Africa: An Experiential Perspective
Authors:Pirie, Gordon H.
Hart, Deborah M.
Year:1989
Periodical:African Urban Quarterly (ISSN 0747-6108)
Volume:4
Issue:3-4
Period:August-November
Pages:315-320
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:South Africa
Southern Africa
Subjects:townships
urban planning
literature
Politics and Government
Ethnic and Race Relations
Urbanization and Migration
Economics and Trade
urbanization
Urbanism
government policy
Race discrimination
Abstract:An experiential perspective is provided on how residents of black townships in South Africa regard the role of the State in the making of their assigned places and everyday affairs. Use is made of township poetry and prose to investigate the themes of the South African State as maker (there is a clear sense of the artificiality of townships which have been spawned by legal writ rather than by organic urban change), breaker (demolition of townships and population replacements) and regulator of township life (officialdom embodied in township administrators and police). Ref.
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