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South African Urban Challenges in Comparative Context

Course Description: 

Material and socio-cultural dimensions of the multiple spaces making up South African cities. The gendered, placed, sexual, and racial character of homes, neighborhoods, and cities. Ways in which crises such as housing shortages and tenure insecurity are materially and socially embodied in economically impoverished families and communities┬┐ lives. Interplay of this body politic with economic and political contexts in which the meaning of citizenship is crafted. Urban fieldwork with the Valhalla Park United Civic Front, a community-based organization in Cape Town.

Subject (Full): 
Overseas Studies in Cape Town
Academic Year: 
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom
South Africa