Building a New South Africa

Building a New South Africa

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<P>Once a thriving, multiracial community, the Sophiatown suburb of Johannesburg was home to many famous artists, musicians, and poets. It was also a place where residential apartheid was first put into practice with forced removals, buildings bulldozed, and the construction of new, cheap housing for white public employees. David Thelen and Karie L. Morgan facilitate conversations among today’s Sophiatown residents about how they share spaces, experiences, and values to raise and educate their children, earn a living, overcome crime, and shape their community for the good of all. As residents reflect on the past and the challenges they face in the future, they begin to work together to create a rich, diverse, safe, and welcoming post-Mandela South Africa.</P>
<P>Map of Sophiatown<BR>Preface to U.S. Edition<BR>Introduction to U.S. Edition<BR>David Thelen and Karie L. Morgan<BR>Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with<BR>Neighbours on the Block<BR>Block Group Meeting–Good and Gold Streets–7 June 2009<BR>Block Group Meeting–Bertha Street–24 June 2009<BR>Chapter 2: Visualising a Shared Place and Making a Shared Past.<BR>Good and Gold Streets–Photovoice Discussion<BR>-28 June and 15 July 2009<BR>Bertha Street–Photovoice Discussion–19 July 2009 <BR>Chapter 3: Making Family around Mealtimes <BR>Remembering Family Mealtimes:<BR>A Conversation among Sophiatown<BR>Cooking Club Members–15 October 2011<BR>Glimpses of Cooking in Sophiatown<BR>Comment–Challenges of Modern<BR>Mealtimes: Reflections by René Lombardi–11 October 2012<BR>Comment–Making Food and Heritage: Reflections by Tshepo Letsoalo–<BR>13 September 2012<BR>Chapter 4: Becoming Neighbours and Creating Community Community<BR>Raising a Family with Neighbours: A Workshop–23 May 2012<BR>Comment–Getting to Know Neighbours and Choosing a Neighbourhood:<BR>Reflections by Sebastian van Rayne–25 November 2012 <BR>Comment–Overcoming Barriers to Become Better Neighbours: Reflections<BR>by Noeriena Hendricks–24 November 2012<BR>Keeping your Family Safe: A Workshop–19 May 2012 <BR>Encountering and Helping People in Distress: A Conversation among Young<BR>People–9 October 2010<BR>Comment – Growing Up and Helping Others: A Conversation between Two<BR>Sisters–8 November 2012<BR>Comment–Making a Difference in your Community: Reflections by Noeriena<BR>Hendricks–18 November 2012<BR>Comment–Helping South Africans in Need: Reflections by Charles Kwasi Asare–<BR>9 November 2012<BR>Chapter 5: Experiencing Change<BR>Living over Half a Century in a Changing Sophiatown: A Conversation with Long-time<BR>Residents–8 November 2011<BR>Struggling with Memories of Triomf and Sophiatown: A Conversation between a<BR>Mother and Daughter–3 August 2009<BR>Comparing Sophiatown and Westbury: A Conversation across Generations–<BR>27 October 2012<BR>New Choices and Responsibilities in the New South Africa: Conversations among<BR>Toby Street Residents–27 June and 4 August 2009 <BR>Encountering and Overcoming Shifting Barriers through the South African<BR>Transition–Reflections by Erica Moumakwa–29 October 2012 <BR>Exploring New Ways of Relating in the New South Africa: A Conversation with<BR>a Couple from the Old South Africa–10 May 2012<BR>Contemplating Ways toward a New South African Future: A Visit to a Mysterious Room–4 October 2012 <BR>Epilogue Pastor Desmond Sheik<BR>Acknowledgements</P>

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Published 01 June 2015
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EAN13 9780253017901
Language English
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