While urban films often reinforce spatial stereotypes, they can also produce a resistant reading that helps transgress spatial boundaries, especially in in urban contexts where spatial inequalities and urban divisions are stark. This book reveals the nature of urban film's influence through the lens and space of Johannesburg.
Alexandra Parker is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She teaches first year courses in the Wits School of Architecture and Planning, South Africa. She serves on the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation board, actively campaigning to save the city's heritage.
1 Film in Divided Cities.- 2 Johannesburg the Divided city.- 3 Physical Materiality and Imageability.- 4 Identity.- 5 Mobility.- 6 Crime and the Tsotsi.- 7 The Influence of Film.- Annexure: Method