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Spatial patterns of social differentiation among the Coloureds in Greater Cape Town

By Roselynne Laraine Morris

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Bibliography: pages 168-180.The concern of this study is to identify social areas among the coloured population of Greater Cape Town and to see if these are recognisable in physical space; i.e. if once social areas are recoqnised, whether the patterns of differing social status can be related to that of adjacent areas. If socio-economic status is assumed to be reflected in housing type and quality, then physical environment and interaction between adjacent areas is likely to play an important role in creating an environment that is perceived to have a particular character and status. As a result, contiguity will have great significance in the emergence of distinct socio-economic sub-areas. It is therefore essential to concentrate a study of this type on adjacent ESD's and to regard the four major concentrations of residential areas as separate entities. By dealing primarily with contiguous ESD's each forming separate residential concentrations, it carries no implication that there is no interaction between the different residential concentrations. Together they form a total system and areas of similar socio-economic status may develop in all or some of the residential concentrations

Topics: Geography, Social classes - South Africa - Cape Town
Publisher: Department of Environmental and Geographical Science
Year: 1980
OAI identifier: oai:open.uct.ac.za:11427/18189
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