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Madumo. Urban migration and employment Kinship and Elders Witchcraft: Why is it increasing? How is it a modern phenomenon? Christianity as an African religion: The Localization of a Global Religion. Control of Black Urban Migration. Pass laws Townships Effects:

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Madumo

Madumo

Urban migration and employment

Kinship and Elders

Witchcraft: Why is it increasing? How is it a modern phenomenon?

Christianity as an African religion: The Localization of a Global Religion


Control of black urban migration

Control of Black Urban Migration

  • Pass laws

  • Townships

    Effects:

  • Residential segregation by race

  • Urban dwellers overwhelmingly male and young (especially in the beginning)

  • Strong social ties between rural and urban areas

    • Why does Madumo need his rural kin?

    • How do they need him?


The informal economy

The Informal Economy

Madumo is 33 years old, has worked 3 months; how does he survive?

For women: shebeens (MaDudu), buying and plucking of chickens (MaMfete), making doilies (Madumo’s mother)

For men: security (watchmen), selling firecrackers on the street, selling drugs to prisoners, selling counterfeit money, selling used clothes

And of course: healing. And mooching off friends and family.


Soweto as multilinguistic multiethnic

Soweto as multilinguistic, multiethnic

  • Madumo’s ethnicity?

  • What languages does he speak?

  • His friend Mpho is?

  • Mr. Zondi’s ethnicity?

  • MaMfete’s ethnicity?

  • Lingua franca of Soweto is?

  • Translators common: ZCC, p. 171; Mogomotse’s funeral, p. 190

  • The innovation caused by the interaction makes healers’ lives difficult: p. 188


Madumo s family

Madumo’s family

  • Patrilineal? Matrilineal? Bilateral?

  • Patrilocal? Matrilocal? Neolocal?

  • Brideprice? Dowry? Bride service?


Ancestors as deceased elders elders as still living ancestors

Ancestors as (Deceased) Elders,Elders as Still-Living Ancestors

  • The spiritual protection of Madumo’s mother, protecting them from father’s family

  • The authority of “the granny” p. 210

  • Yet ambiguous: p. 83, p. 215

  • Significance of graves as place to communicate with the ancestors, p. 237


South african police investigating mandela grandson in grave dispute july 2013

South African police investigating Mandela grandson in grave disputeJuly 2013


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