Recension du livre « Cape Town after Apartheid: crime and governance in the divided city »

Marianne Morange nous présente le compte rendu du livre:

Tony Roshan Samara (2011) Cape Town after Apartheid: crime and governance in the divided city. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press

Ce compte-rendu de lecture a été initialement publié dans la revue sud-africaine Transformation, numéro 85/2014, 127-132.

In this book, Tony Roshan Samara, assistant professor in the Sociology and Anthropology Department of George Mason University, proposes a critical reading of the link between urban development and security policies in Cape Town at the intersection between critical urban studies, global affairs studies and policing studies. The work draws on rich and original fieldwork based on interviews with social workers, local press stories and an extensive grey literature. It was carried out in the early 2000s, at a time when the urban regeneration policies implemented by the Cape Town Partnership were spectacularly transforming the CBD and when the gap between the rich, gentrified centre and the poor outlying townships was widening. Lire la suite