© 2014

Migration, Space and Transnational Identities

The British in South Africa


Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Daniel Conway, Pauline Leonard
    Pages 1-29
  3. Daniel Conway, Pauline Leonard
    Pages 50-77
  4. Daniel Conway, Pauline Leonard
    Pages 78-104
  5. Daniel Conway, Pauline Leonard
    Pages 105-127
  6. Daniel Conway, Pauline Leonard
    Pages 128-151
  7. Daniel Conway, Pauline Leonard
    Pages 177-188
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-210

About this book


Twenty years after the post-apartheid Government took office, this timely text interrogates the extent to which the attitudes, identities and everyday lives of British people have changed in accordance with the 'new' South Africa. New ethnographic research is drawn upon to explore important questions of mobility, locality and identity.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Open UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of SouthamptonUK

About the authors

Pauline Leonard is Professor of Sociology at the University of Southhampton, UK.

Daniel Conway is Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, UK. 

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'A beautiful portrait of the domestic and public spaces lived by the British in South Africa. This book weaves together biographies and social analysis, providing a compelling account of lifestyle migration, whiteness and contemporary South Africa.' Caroline Knowles, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

'A beautifully written book that is a wonderful contribution and challenge to literature on privileged and lifestyle migration. This is full of truly incredible and painful stories, evocative of the power, privilege, and ambiguity inherent in these migrants' lives.' Karen O'Reilly, Loughborough University, UK