Migration, Space and Transnational Identities: The British in South Africa

Conway, Daniel and Leonard, Pauline (2014). Migration, Space and Transnational Identities: The British in South Africa. Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137319135

URL: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/migration-spac...

Abstract

This timely text explores the lives, histories and identities of white British-born immigrants in South Africa, twenty years after the post-apartheid Government took office. Drawing on over sixty in depth biographical interviews and ethnographic work in Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg and Cape Town, Daniel Conway and Pauline Leonard analyse how British immigrants' relate to, participate in and embody South Africa's complex racial and political history. Through their everyday lives, political and social attitudes, relationships with the places and spaces of South Africa, as well as their expectations of the future, the complexities of their transnational, raced and classed identities and senses of belonging are revealed. Migration, Space and Transnational Identities makes an important contribution to sociological, geographical, political and anthropological debates on transnational migration, whiteness, Britishness and lifestyle, tourism and labour migration.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 41554
  • Item Type
  • Book
  • ISBN
  • 0-230-34657-X, 978-0-230-34657-4
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    The British in South Africa: Continuity or Change?Not SetBritish Academy
  • Keywords
  • migration; transnationalism; Britishness; South Africa; whiteness; space; lifestyle migration; privileged migration; labour migration
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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  • Depositing User
  • Daniel Conway

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