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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Loitering: reassembling time in the city-of-the-global-south Alex Wafer Published: 02 September 2017
Social Dynamics, doi: 10.1080/02533952.2017.1390876
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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Scale and identity in post-apartheid Soweto Alex Wafer Published: 01 January 2008
Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa, doi: 10.1353/trn.0.0000
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In this paper I argue that the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee (SECC) provides an illustration of the repertoires and strategies of scale that communities and individuals adopt in making sense of the places they inhabit. Like many post-apartheid social movement organisations, the SECC contains both the everyday lived experiences of its members as well as broader social and political agendas. The organisation is constituted at the scale of the local neighbourhood branch on the one hand, and at the scale of the activists and academics that make up much of its leadership on the other hand. The leadership maintains a strong national and international profile; many branch-members of the SECC join because of shared local experience. While these two scales of the organisation are not necessarily contradictory, I argue that they are separately articulated and offer very different networks and political resources in contesting state policy electricity provision. I conclude that these competing claims of scale are not simply tools in a political game, but may in fact indicate more complex social and personal identifications with place.
Article 1 Read 7 Citations Scale, governance and the maintenance of privileged control: The case of road closures in Johannesburg’s Northern Suburb... Teresa Dirsuweit, Alex Wafer Published: 01 October 2006
Urban Forum, doi: 10.1007/bf02681236
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An examination of development patterns, especially since 1990, leads one to the assertion that not only are racial divisions still firmly entrenched in the spatial order of the metropolis, if anything the location of significant urban facilities, notably, shopping centres, offices, cinemas, and restaurants are now more concentrated in the dominantly white-occupied ‘northern’ suburbs than ever before (…) together they form an ‘enclave’ that constitutes 28.8% of the area of Johannesburg and one that by the close of 2003 contained some 70% of all the shopping facilities located in the large malls of the city (SA Reconciliation Barometer, 2005).
BOOK-CHAPTER 2 Reads 0 Citations Hillbrow, Johannesburg Rajohane Matshedisho, Alex Wafer
Diversities Old and New, doi: 10.1057/9781137495488.0009
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BOOK-CHAPTER 1 Read 0 Citations Precarity and Intimacy in Super-Diverse Hillbrow Alex Wafer
Diversities Old and New, doi: 10.1057/9781137495488.0016
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