Violence, Social Mobility and Gangs in Cape Town
Cape Town has some of the highest figures of violent crime in the world but how is it that young men avoid and enact physical aggression and navigate stressful and dangerous situations?
This book offers an ethnographic study of young men in Cape Town and considers why violence occurs so often in South Africa. Lindegaard breaks away from previous studies looking at inequality and differences and instead focuses on practices and interaction between the young men she studied. The book focuses on commonplace forms of violence such as fights and street stabbings and demonstrates how it is not meaningless, but instead relational