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Welcome to Greater Edendale: Histories of Environment, Health, and Gender in an African City by Marc Epprecht (review)

Welcome to Greater Edendale: Histories of Environment, Health, and Gender in an African City by... r evie WS Welcome to Greater e dendale: h istories of e nvironment, h ealth, and Gender in an African City. Marc Epprecht, McGill-Queens University Press (Studies in Urban Governance, Number 5), Montreal and Kingston, Canada, 2016. 360 pp; bibliog. and index. $34.95 paperback (ISBN: 978-0-7735-4774-2) mary lawhon University of Oklahoma Welcome to Greater Edendale is a com- interventions, he demonstrates that these pelling investigation of environmental, actions are worthy of our consideration. health and gender issues in urban South The detailed investigation helps us to Africa. Although South African cities are see fractures, to disambiguate tropes that well-researched in comparison with many universalize urban apartheid and the ra- other southern urbanisms, this book is a cialized experiences of residents. The book reminder of our limited understanding centres around Greater Edendale, and this of the past and present, and how much intellectual and geographical focus is, as work remains to be done. In a scholarly Epprecht claims, “deliberately cheeky” (pg context dominated by the article, this in- 31). Early chapters position Edendale’s depth case study is a particularly useful unique history and growing relationship contribution for its detail- and thus its to and interdependence with Pietermar- ability to challenge http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southeastern Geographer University of North Carolina Press

Welcome to Greater Edendale: Histories of Environment, Health, and Gender in an African City by Marc Epprecht (review)

Southeastern Geographer , Volume 58 (2) – Jul 13, 2018

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r evie WS Welcome to Greater e dendale: h istories of e nvironment, h ealth, and Gender in an African City. Marc Epprecht, McGill-Queens University Press (Studies in Urban Governance, Number 5), Montreal and Kingston, Canada, 2016. 360 pp; bibliog. and index. $34.95 paperback (ISBN: 978-0-7735-4774-2) mary lawhon University of Oklahoma Welcome to Greater Edendale is a com- interventions, he demonstrates that these pelling investigation of environmental, actions are worthy of our consideration. health and gender issues in urban South The detailed investigation helps us to Africa. Although South African cities are see fractures, to disambiguate tropes that well-researched in comparison with many universalize urban apartheid and the ra- other southern urbanisms, this book is a cialized experiences of residents. The book reminder of our limited understanding centres around Greater Edendale, and this of the past and present, and how much intellectual and geographical focus is, as work remains to be done. In a scholarly Epprecht claims, “deliberately cheeky” (pg context dominated by the article, this in- 31). Early chapters position Edendale’s depth case study is a particularly useful unique history and growing relationship contribution for its detail- and thus its to and interdependence with Pietermar- ability to challenge

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Southeastern GeographerUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jul 13, 2018

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