Cities in Contemporary Africa
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Cities in Contemporary Africa

by M. Murray
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403970351

ISBN-13: 9781403970350

Pub. Date: 06/08/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This book explains how and why cities on the African continent have grown at such a rapid pace, how municipal authorities have tried to cope with this massive influx of people, and how long-time urban residents and newcomers interact, negotiate, and struggle over access to limited resources.

Overview

This book explains how and why cities on the African continent have grown at such a rapid pace, how municipal authorities have tried to cope with this massive influx of people, and how long-time urban residents and newcomers interact, negotiate, and struggle over access to limited resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403970350
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
06/08/2007
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Situating Contemporary Cities in Africa; G.Myers & M.Murray PART I:Culture, Imagination, Place, and Space Douala/Johannesburg/New York: Cityscapes Imagined; D.Malaquais Internal Migration and the Escalation of Ethnic and Religious Violence in Urban Nigeria; D.J.Smith Re(figuring) the City: The Mapping of Places and People in Contemporary Kenyan Popular Song Texts; J.Nyairo Photographic Essay: Johannesburg Fortified; M.J.Murray & J.Malan (photography) Douala: Inventing Life in an African Necropolis; B.Ndjio PART II: Political Economy, Work, and Livelihoods Economic Globalization from Below: Transnational Refugee Trade Networks in Nairobi; E.Campbell Changing African Cityscapes: Regional Claims of African Labor at South African-owned Shopping Malls; D.Miller Cars Are Killing Luanda: Cronyism, Consumerism, and Other Assaults on Angola's Post-War Captial City. M.A.Pitcher (with A.Graham) Photographic Essay II:Luanda, Angola; A.Graham Human Capital, Embedded Resources and Employment for Youth in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe; M.Grant Gender Relations, Bread Winning and Family Life in Kinshasa; G.Iyenda & D.Simon PART III: Urban Planning, Administration and Governance South African Urbanism: Between the Modern and the Refugee Camp; A.Simone Planning, Anti-Planning and the Infrastructure Crisis Facing Metropolitan Lagos; M.Gandy City Life in Zimbabwe at a Time of Fear and Loathing: Urban Planning, Urban Poverty, and Operation Murambatsvina; D.Potts Social Control and Social Welfare under Neoliberalism in South African Cities: Contradictions in Free Basic Water Services; G.Ruiters

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