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

Conway, D. and Leonard, P. 2014. Migration, Space and Transnational Identities: The British in South Africa. London Palgrave Macmillan.

TitleMigration, Space and Transnational Identities: The British in South Africa
AuthorsConway, D. and Leonard, P.
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.

KeywordsMigration
South Africa
Britishness
Lifestyle Migration
Professional Migration
Whiteness
Space
Identity
Year2014
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication dates
Published2014
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN9780230346574
9781137190208

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