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Book review: Bank, L. 2019. City of broken dreams: myth-making, nationalism and universities in an African motor city. Cape Town: HSRC Press. ISBN 978-0-7969-2454-4.

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-09T10:15:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-09T10:15:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12-09 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15071
dc.description.abstract After Crispian Olver controversially lifted the lid on the politics of graft in Nelson Mandela Bay in his 2017 book How to Steal a City, a new volume focuses attention on the historical roots of state capture in the other major motor city in the Eastern Cape, East London. In his latest ethno-historiographic monograph of this city's life and people, Leslie Bank argues that the present political and economic malaise in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, of which East London is part, can be traced back to the 1960s, when a burgeoning, settler-dominated regional economy, driven by British capital and a paternalistic ideology of trustee liberalism, was overturned by the apartheid state. At the same time, he posits that the contemporary challenges facing East London are not unlike those faced by cities with African American majorities in the North American rust belt, such as Detroit, St Louis and Cleveland. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY en
dc.subject UNIVERSITIES en
dc.subject NELSON MANDELA BAY en
dc.title Book review: Bank, L. 2019. City of broken dreams: myth-making, nationalism and universities in an African motor city. Cape Town: HSRC Press. ISBN 978-0-7969-2454-4. en
dc.type Review in Journal en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 42(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Anthropology Southern Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11116 en
dc.PageNumber 284-286 en
dc.outputnumber 10221 en
dc.bibliographictitle Hart, T. (2019) Book review: Bank, L. 2019. City of broken dreams: myth-making, nationalism and universities in an African motor city. Cape Town: HSRC Press. ISBN 978-0-7969-2454-4.. <i>Anthropology Southern Africa</i>. 42(3):284-286. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Hart, T. en


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