January 12, 2018
FULL VIDEO OF CPR-CSH TALK
Watch the full video (above) of the talk by Pragna Ragunanan, where she presents her paper reflecting four years of ethnographic field research on how new migrant communities (re)construct space and place in the suburb of Fordsburg, Johannesburg in South Africa.
It examines how people cope in the face of adversity and argues that communities are forged and contested within a tangled web of power relations and rank ordering of migrant groups. The paper draws on qualitative interviews with local South Africans as well as Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Malawian and Egyptian migrants and their understanding of the notions of community, belonging, and identity, within a social capital framework.
Pragna Rugunanan is Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.