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Africa Connects

Migrant Women of Johannesburg

Everyday Life in an In-Between City

Authors: Kihato, C.

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Through rich stories of African migrant women in Johannesburg, this book explores the experience of living between geographies. Author Caroline Kihato draws on fieldwork and analysis to examine the everyday lives of those inhabiting a fluid location between multiple worlds, suspended between their original home and an imagined future elsewhere.

About the authors

Caroline Wanjiku Kihato is a Visiting Researcher at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. In 2011, she received a MacArthur grant on Migration and Development and spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. Her career has involved both teaching and conducting research in the academy and the non-profit sector in South Africa. Between 2006 and 2013 she worked for Urban LandMark as its southern African program coordinator. She was previously a Policy Analyst at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. She worked for six years as a Policy Analyst at the Centre for Policy Studies. Her research and teaching interests are migration, gender, governance and urbanization in the global South. She holds a MSc in Development Planning (University of the Witwatersrand) and a PhD in Sociology (University of South Africa). Kihato writes and has published widely on urbanization for both academic and popular audiences. She is the co-editor of Urban Diversity: Space, Culture and Inclusive Pluralism in Cities Worldwide (2010).

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Welcome to Hillbrow, You Will Find Your People Here

    Kihato, Caroline Wanjiku

    Pages 1-23

  • The Notice: Rethinking Urban Governance in the Age of Mobility

    Kihato, Caroline Wanjiku

    Pages 25-46

  • Between Pharaoh’s Army and the Red Sea: Social Mobility and Social Death in the Context of Women’s Migration

    Kihato, Caroline Wanjiku

    Pages 47-69

  • Turning the Home Inside-Out—Private Space and Everyday Politics

    Kihato, Caroline Wanjiku

    Pages 71-93

  • The Station, Camp, and Refugee: Xenophobic Violence and the City

    Kihato, Caroline Wanjiku

    Pages 95-112

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-29996-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $95.00
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-1-349-45299-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migrant Women of Johannesburg
Book Subtitle
Everyday Life in an In-Between City
Authors
Series Title
Africa Connects
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29997-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137299970
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29996-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45299-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 174
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