Abstract

This article examines the relationship between public libraries and social change in South Africa during the 1980s. It focuses on libraries in selected townships on the Cape Flats. It concludes that debates about the public library's success or failure as an instrument of social change cannot overlook the idea of contested space in which the live discussion, debate, and circulation of ideas precludes and includes the use of books and libraries.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1559-0682
Print ISSN
0024-2594
Pages
pp. 698-715
Launched on MUSE
2007-04-12
Open Access
No
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