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Being Together with Strangers

The ways residents of post-apartheid Johannesburg confront social inequalities in shared spaces.

Post-apartheid Johannesburg is often misunderstood as a city of divided spaces and lifeworlds. If we pay close attention to urban everyday life, though, we can see that people living in the city are engaged in constant creation of diversified social spaces. Dr. Barbara Heer explores the way social restrictions are reinforced or shifted within these spaces.

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