Broadly, my research interests over the past decade have comprised urban issues, initially in South Africa and increasingly beyond its borders in sub-Saharan Africa. I have tried to understand some of these issues by using collective identities, migration streams and xenophobic behaviour as ideas that facilitate analyses of urban life in Africa.
A four-year research programme on urban issues in sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in two publications: a book on capital cities edited by Gran Therborn and myself and a second, edited by Laurent Fourchard and myself, entitled Governing cities in Africa: Politics and Policies.
A selection of my publications is listed in the four sub-pages given below. Some of these publications are available here in electronic format (via hyper-links).
DPhil, Stell Univ, 1984
Emeritus Professor in Sociology
Ongoing Interests: Community development; Social demography; Evaluation studies; Social Research Methods.
D. Litt. et Phil., Johannesburg, 1986
Emeritus Professor in Social Anthropology
Ongoing Interests: Afrikaans and Cultural Politics; Transformations in the Lowveld; Development Interventions in the Cape Winelands; History of South African Anthropology; Ethnographic Fieldwork
DPhil, University Stellenbosch, 1990
Professor Emeritus (2006 – )
Sociology of work; Globalisation and export agriculture; Feminist theory and politics.