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The Resource Melancholia of freedom : social life in an Indian township in South Africa, Thomas Blom Hansen

Melancholia of freedom : social life in an Indian township in South Africa, Thomas Blom Hansen

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Melancholia of freedom : social life in an Indian township in South Africa
Title
Melancholia of freedom
Title remainder
social life in an Indian township in South Africa
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Blom Hansen
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The end of apartheid in 1994 signaled a moment of freedom and a promise of a nonracial future. With this promise came an injunction: define yourself as you truly are, as an individual, and as a community. Almost two decades later it is clear that it was less the prospect of that future than the habits and horizons of anxious life in racially defined enclaves that determined postapartheid freedom. In this book, Thomas Blom Hansen offers an in-depth analysis of the uncertainties, dreams, and anxieties that have accompanied postapartheid freedoms in Chatsworth, a formerly Indian township in Du
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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1958-
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Hansen, Thomas Blom
Credits note
Jacket art: Unit 3 © Riason Naidoo. Courtesy of the Durban Art Gallery/South Africa
Dewey number
305.891/41068455
Index
index present
LC call number
DT2405.D889
LC item number
E3735 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • East Indians
  • Chatsworth (Durban, South Africa)
  • Chatsworth (Durban, South Africa)
  • Chatsworth (Durban, South Africa)
  • Durban (South Africa)
  • Durban (South Africa)
  • Durban (South Africa)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • East Indians
  • Race relations
  • Religion
  • Social conditions
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
Label
Melancholia of freedom : social life in an Indian township in South Africa, Thomas Blom Hansen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ethnicity by fiat: the remaking of Indian life in South Africa -- Domesticity and cultural intimacy -- Charous and Ravans: a story of mutual nonrecognition -- Autonomy, freedom, and political speech -- Movement, sound, and body in the postapartheid city -- The unwieldy fetish: Desi fantasies, roots tourism, and diasporic desires -- Global Hindus and pure Muslims: universalist aspirations and territorialized lives -- The saved and the backsliders: the Charou soul and the instability of belief -- Postscript: Melancholia in the time of the "African personality."
Control code
794491916
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 354 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691152950
Lccn
2011041406
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 22573/cttm8r8
  • 7f626d98-aac4-4369-aed3-7920868ad0d3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794491916
Label
Melancholia of freedom : social life in an Indian township in South Africa, Thomas Blom Hansen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ethnicity by fiat: the remaking of Indian life in South Africa -- Domesticity and cultural intimacy -- Charous and Ravans: a story of mutual nonrecognition -- Autonomy, freedom, and political speech -- Movement, sound, and body in the postapartheid city -- The unwieldy fetish: Desi fantasies, roots tourism, and diasporic desires -- Global Hindus and pure Muslims: universalist aspirations and territorialized lives -- The saved and the backsliders: the Charou soul and the instability of belief -- Postscript: Melancholia in the time of the "African personality."
Control code
794491916
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 354 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691152950
Lccn
2011041406
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttm8r8
  • 7f626d98-aac4-4369-aed3-7920868ad0d3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794491916

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