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R. Sooryamoorthy and K.D. Gangrade

Published by  Rawat Publications, New Delhi., 2006. ISBN: 81-316-0020-3 This is the Indian reprint of the book originally published by the Greenwood Press, Westport, USA.




Pattman, R & Khan, S (2007), (eds.) Undressing Durban, Durban: Madiba Press

'The Durban that dresses itself up for tourism is here shown in various stages of undress - or perhaps one might say in a variety of fascinating costumes....the essays presented are largely by sociologists...but they often take a first-person view of matters rather than the sometimes chilly approach of academic research.' [from a review of Undressing Durban in the Mail and Guardian]

'This collection represents a brilliant deployment of sociological imagination to issues within the locales of the authors, yet written in an accessible style...a lesson that good sociological thinking can tap into popular imagination.' [Jimi Adesina, Professor of Sociology Rhodes University]

Undressing Durban edited by Rob Pattman and Sultan Khan, both lecturers in the Department of Sociology and published in 2007 by Madiba Press comprises over fifty articles on aspects of life and culture in Durban, such as street children, shack dwellers, sex workers, crime and moral panics, HIV/AIDS, gangs, sport, the beachfront, nightlife and the city centre, and addresses social identities and inequalities linked to 'race' gender sexuality and class in innovative and exciting ways.

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