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‘African urban systems’ appeared, most of them focusing on the Rhodesian copper belt, which exercised
a strong influence on the field more generally”. In the mining towns, but also in other larger towns in
southern Africa, the majority of the urban population was composed of migrant worlters who returned,
whether voluntarily or not, to their rural places of origin after shorter or longer stays in the City. Early
studies which focused chiefly on the cultural implications of this mobility interpreted the adaptation of
rural migrants to urban conditions as a process of ‘detribalization’, with clearly negative connotations
(e.g. WILSON, 194142). Gluckman, Mitchell, Epstein and other scholars from the Rhodes-Livingstone
Institute insisted, in contrast, that the town and rural tribal homes represented different social fields, in
which the migrants developed different forms of behaviour and organization appropriate to their
respective situations. Or, as Gluckman expressed it in his famous pronouncement:

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‘African urban systems’ appeared, most of them focusing on the Rhodesian copper belt, which exercised a strong influence on the field more generally”. In the mining towns, but also in other larger towns in southern Africa, the majority of the urban population was composed of migrant worlters who returned, whether voluntarily or not, to their rural places of origin after shorter or longer stays in the City. Early studies which focused chiefly on the cultural implications of this mobility interpreted the adaptation of rural migrants to urban conditions as a process of ‘detribalization’, with clearly negative connotations (e.g. WILSON, 194142). Gluckman, Mitchell, Epstein and other scholars from the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute insisted, in contrast, that the town and rural tribal homes represented different social fields, in which the migrants developed different forms of behaviour and organization appropriate to their respective situations. Or, as Gluckman expressed it in his famous pronouncement: Name: Description: ...
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