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Palgrave Studies on Children and Development

Exile Identity, Agency and Belonging in South Africa

The Masupatsela Generation

Authors: De Sas Kropiwnicki, Zosa

    • Is highly interdisciplinary, drawing on Anthropology, Sociology, Development Studies, Historical Studies, Political Science, Gender Studies and Childhood Studies
    Adds value to the ongoing debate about 'liberation' and what it means to be 'South African'
  • Makes a theoretical contribution to issues related to life course, childhood, gender and migration
  • Will aid development practitioners seeking to protect and assist children confronted by violence and forced migration
    • Challenges preconceived notions of victimhood, risk, resilience and trauma
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This book examines the experiences of 49 second-generation exiles from South Africa. Using “generation” as an analytical concept, it investigates the relational, temporal and embodied nature of their childhoods in terms of kinship relations, life cycle, cohort development and memory-making. It reveals how child agents exploited the liminal nature of exile to negotiate their sense of identity, home and belonging, while also struggling over their position and power in formal Politics and informal politics of the everyday. It also reflects upon their political consciousness, identity and sense of civic duty on return to post-apartheid South Africa, and how this has led to the emergence of the Masupatsela generational cohort concerned with driving social and political change in South Africa.   

About the authors


Zosa De Sas Kropiwnicki is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    De Sas Kropiwnicki, Zosa

    Pages 1-50

  • Roots and Routes of Exile: Materialism and Embodiment

    De Sas Kropiwnicki, Zosa

    Pages 53-73

  • The Emergence of a Generational Cohort

    De Sas Kropiwnicki, Zosa

    Pages 75-110

  • Care and Protection in the Liminal Spaces of Exile

    De Sas Kropiwnicki, Zosa

    Pages 111-160

  • Home, Identity and Belonging

    De Sas Kropiwnicki, Zosa

    Pages 161-192

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53276-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53275-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exile Identity, Agency and Belonging in South Africa
Book Subtitle
The Masupatsela Generation
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies on Children and Development
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53276-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53276-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53275-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 350
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