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The Resource Dispatcher : lost and found in Johannesburg, Mark Gevisser

Dispatcher : lost and found in Johannesburg, Mark Gevisser

Label
Dispatcher : lost and found in Johannesburg
Title
Dispatcher
Title remainder
lost and found in Johannesburg
Statement of responsibility
Mark Gevisser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a boy growing up in 1970s Johannesburg Mark Gevisser would play 'Dispatcher', a gamethat involved sitting in his father's parked car (or in the study) and sending imaginary couriers on routes across the city, mapped out from Holmden's Register of Johannesburg. As the imaginary fleet made its way across the troubled city and its tightly bound geographies, so too did the young dispatcher begin to figure out his own place in the world. At the centre of this book is the account of a young boy who is obsessed with maps and book, and other boys. Mark Gevisser's account of growing up as the gay son of Jewish immigrants, in a society deeply affected - on a daily basis - by apartheid and its legacy provides a uniquely layered understanding of place and history
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gevisser, Mark
Dewey number
  • 968.2'2106'092
  • 824.92
  • 968.22106
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gevisser, Mark
  • Authors, South African
  • Journalists
  • Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • Biography
Label
Dispatcher : lost and found in Johannesburg, Mark Gevisser
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781847088581
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9781847088581
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Label
Dispatcher : lost and found in Johannesburg, Mark Gevisser
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781847088581
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9781847088581
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

Library Locations

    • Fulham LibraryBorrow it
      598 Fulham Road Fulham, London, SW6 5NX, GB
      51.4771154 -0.2025884
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