Routes and Rites to the City : Mobility, Diversity and Religious Space in Johannesburg, Hardback Book

Routes and Rites to the City : Mobility, Diversity and Religious Space in Johannesburg Hardback

Edited by Lorena Nunez, Bettina Malcomess, Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon, Peter Kankonde Bukasa

Part of the Global Diversities series


This thought-provoking book is an exploration of the ways religion and diverse forms of mobility have shaped post-apartheid Johannesburg, South Africa.

It analyses transnational and local migration in contemporary and historical perspective, along with movements of commodities, ideas, sounds and colours within the city.

It re-theorizes urban `super-diversity' as a plurality of religious, ethnic, national and racial groups but also as the diverse processes through which religion produces urban space.

The authors argue that while religion facilitates movement, belonging and aspiration in the city, it is complicit in establishing new forms of enclosure, moral order and spatial and gendered control.

Multi-authored and interdisciplinary, this edited collection deals with a wide variety of sites and religions, including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism.

Its original reading of post-apartheid Johannesburg advances global debates around religion, urbanization, migration and diversity, and will appeal to students and scholars working in these fields.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 329 pages, 12 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 329 p. 12 illus.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Religious issues & debates
  • ISBN: 9781137588890



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