Global Diversities

Routes and Rites to the City

Mobility, Diversity and Religious Space in Johannesburg

Editors: Wilhelm-Solomon, M., Núñez, L., Kankonde Bukasa, P., Malcomess, B. (Eds.)

  • Offers a fascinating and timely study of a ‘global city’
  • Engages with the post-apartheid complexity of Johannesburg
  • Makes an original contribution to the literature on urban diversity studies, religion and mobility
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This thought-provoking book is an exploration of the ways religion and diverse forms of mobility have shaped post-apartheid Johannesburg, South Africa. It analyses transnational and local migration in contemporary and historical perspective, along with movements of commodities, ideas, sounds and colours within the city. It re-theorizes urban ‘super-diversity’ as a plurality of religious, ethnic, national and racial groups but also as the diverse processes through which religion produces urban space. The authors argue that while religion facilitates movement, belonging and aspiration in the city, it is complicit in establishing new forms of enclosure, moral order and spatial and gendered control. Multi-authored and interdisciplinary, this edited collection deals with a wide variety of sites and religions, including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. Its original reading of post-apartheid Johannesburg advances global debates around religion, urbanization, migration and diversity, and will appeal to students and scholars working in these fields.

About the authors

Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon is a researcher and writer at the African Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa.
Lorena Núñez is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa.
Peter Kankonde Bukasa is a doctoral researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany.
Bettina Malcomess is Lecturer in Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa. She is also an artist, writer and curator.

Reviews

“Focusing on the particular global character of post-apartheid Johannesburg, this engrossing collection shows how the mobile bodies, practices, materialities, discourses and images that enact religion and spirituality are also fundamentally constitutive of urban social space.” (Mary Hancock, author, “The Politics of Heritage from Madras to Chennai”)

This book magisterially unpacks the movements and traces of religious practice in Johannesburg's urban space. With its incredible attention to both the visible and the invisible, the evanescent and the more permanent features of urban religious life, it represents a masterpiece of urban scholarship. Through marvellous ethnographies an unseen city emerges in front of us. Highly recommended to students of urban studies and religion alike.” (Marian Burchardt, author of “Faith in the Time of AIDS: Religion, Biopolitics and Modernity in South Africa”, and researcher at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Routes and Rites to the City: Introduction

    Wilhelm-Solomon, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

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  • Valleys of Salt in the House of God: Religious Re-territorialisation and Urban Space

    Malcomess, Bettina (et al.)

    Pages 31-60

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  • Migration and the Sacred in Greater Rosettenville, Johannesburg

    Kankonde, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 61-89

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  • “It’s Only the Glass Door, Which Breaks Every Day.” Layered Politics of (Dis)Order at the Central Methodist Mission

    Hankela, Elina

    Pages 91-115

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  • The Spirit of Hillbrow: Religion and the Ordering of Social Space in Inner-City Johannesburg

    Wafer, Alex

    Pages 117-136

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Routes and Rites to the City
Book Subtitle
Mobility, Diversity and Religious Space in Johannesburg
Editors
  • Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon
  • Lorena Núñez
  • Peter Kankonde Bukasa
  • Bettina Malcomess
Series Title
Global Diversities
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58890-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58890-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58889-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 329
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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