Surviving gangs, violence and racism in cape town: ghetto chameleons

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Surviving Gangs, Violence and Racism in Cape Town offers an ethnographic study of young men in Cape Town and considers how they stay safe in when growing up in post-apartheid South Africa. Breaking away from previous studies looking at structural inequality and differences, this unique book focuses instead on the practices and interactions between 47 young men, and what they do to become a "ghetto chameleon". Indeed, exploring in detail what young men do to survive conflicts and what is at stake, Lindegaard depicts how they must become flexible in who they are in order to fit in and be safe when they move between "black" or "coloured" township areas and the "white" suburbs of Cape Town.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages290
ISBN (Print)9780415818919
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesRoutledge advances in ethnography

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