By Marc Epprecht

ISBN-10: 0773547738

ISBN-13: 9780773547735

ISBN-10: 0773547746

ISBN-13: 9780773547742

within the coming a long time, the majority of Africa's expected city inhabitants progress will ensue in smaller towns. Failure to regulate environmental and public illnesses in a single such aspiring urban, Edendale, has fostered critical pollutants, doubtless intractable poverty, and gender inequalities that at once gasoline one of many worst HIV/AIDS pandemics on this planet.

A nuanced and well timed presentation of South African responses to altering occasions, stipulations, possibilities, and kingdom interventions, Welcome to bigger Edendale reconstructs approximately centuries of contestation over land, governance, human rights, identification, housing, sanitation, public future health, and the which means of improvement. Bringing gender and well-being matters to the foreground, Marc Epprecht finds many unforeseen or forgotten triumphs opposed to environmental injustice, but additionally unsettling continuities among colonial, apartheid, and post-apartheid regulations to spur financial development. Sheltered from the glare of nationwide media and sometimes neglected by way of students, smaller towns like Edendale allure political patronage, corruption, and violent protests, whereas quick weather switch grants to additional pressure their infrastructure, social providers, and public health.

A demanding, cutting edge, and considerate exam of the historical past and politics of South Africa, Welcome to bigger Edendale questions the typical assumptions embedded in environmental coverage, gender family, democracy, and the neoliberal version of improvement during which such a lot of African towns are ensnared.

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