Cities In Contemporary Africa
  • Cities In Contemporary Africa
  • Cities In Contemporary Africa

Cities In Contemporary Africa

by Martin J. Murray

A study of ubanization of Africa.
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A study of ubanization of Africa.

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Palgrave Macmillan
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New Edition
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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

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


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