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

Cities In Contemporary Africa

by Martin J. Murray
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403970351

ISBN-13: 9781403970350

Pub. Date: 01/01/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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.  See more details below

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
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(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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