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Mapping places and people in a settler society: From discrepancy to good fit over one century of South African censuses

Published inM@ppemonde, vol. 2, no. 106
Publication date2012
Abstract

The dynamics of population and urbanization in South Africa have been recorded by a remarkable set of censuses during the 20th century. These censuses indicate a changing hierarchy of places that is typical of a settler society and of its representations of space and society. Over one century, the official census places and the pattern of population distribution have shifted from a selective colonial view of human settlements to an inclusive postcolonial society view closer to the distribution of the whole population.

Keywords
  • Apartheid
  • Demographic history
  • Census
  • Census places
  • Population patterns
  • Settlement
  • South Africa
  • Urbanization
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GIRAUT, Frédéric, VACCHIANI-MARCUZZO, Céline. Mapping places and people in a settler society: From discrepancy to good fit over one century of South African censuses. In: M@ppemonde, 2012, vol. 2, n° 106.
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ISSN of the journal1769-7298
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