Glen S. Elder

An associate professor of geography at the University of Vermont, Glen S. Elder was educated in South Africa and the United States. He has written extensively on sexuality and geography.

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In the last decade, the South African state has been transformed dramatically, but the stubborn, menacing geography of apartheid still stands in the way of that country's visions of change. Environmentally degraded old homelands still scar the rural geography of South Africa. Formerly segregated, now gated, neighborhoods still inhibit free movement. Hostels, Sexuality, and the Apartheid Legacy is a study of another such space, the converted “male” migrant worker hostel.

“An excellent example of anti-racist and anti-sexist works with strong, practical policy implications for development.”

Rosemary Jolly, Professor, Southern African Research Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario