Township churches as heritage: The case of Langa, Cape Town

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Townsend, Stephen S en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Irrgang, Berendine en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-27T12:33:24Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-27T12:33:24Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Irrgang, B. 2015. Township churches as heritage: The case of Langa, Cape Town. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13799
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the perceived heritage significance of township churches. This is done by means of a case study which focuses on early churches in Langa, particularly the Wesleyan Methodist and the African Methodist Episcopal churches. The hypothesis is that heritage values are attached to certain churches of Langa and that these are regarded as heritage resources as a result of a particular character or built form. In support of this hypothesis, the intellectual realm of churches and heritage values was explored and the historical and spatial context which informed the development of the churches, investigated. A strong emphasis was placed on ascertaining the heritage values of the Langa community in a series of interviews. To understand the values attached to churches, views have been solicited from community members residing in the neighbourhood of the identified churches, members of the clergy and congregants and a number of 'experts’ - people who have been involved in the study of heritage in Langa, either from an academic or community perspective. Sixteen interviews, which took the form of focused, semistructured discussions, were conducted. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Conservation of the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.title Township churches as heritage: The case of Langa, Cape Town en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Irrgang, B. (2015). <i>Township churches as heritage: The case of Langa, Cape Town</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13799 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Irrgang, Berendine. <i>"Township churches as heritage: The case of Langa, Cape Town."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13799 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Irrgang B. Township churches as heritage: The case of Langa, Cape Town. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2015 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13799 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Irrgang, Berendine AB - This study investigates the perceived heritage significance of township churches. This is done by means of a case study which focuses on early churches in Langa, particularly the Wesleyan Methodist and the African Methodist Episcopal churches. The hypothesis is that heritage values are attached to certain churches of Langa and that these are regarded as heritage resources as a result of a particular character or built form. In support of this hypothesis, the intellectual realm of churches and heritage values was explored and the historical and spatial context which informed the development of the churches, investigated. A strong emphasis was placed on ascertaining the heritage values of the Langa community in a series of interviews. To understand the values attached to churches, views have been solicited from community members residing in the neighbourhood of the identified churches, members of the clergy and congregants and a number of 'experts’ - people who have been involved in the study of heritage in Langa, either from an academic or community perspective. Sixteen interviews, which took the form of focused, semistructured discussions, were conducted. DA - 2015 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Township churches as heritage: The case of Langa, Cape Town TI - Township churches as heritage: The case of Langa, Cape Town UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13799 ER - en_ZA


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