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Title:The park in the urban Nigerian culture
Author:Lawuyi, O.B.ISNI
Periodical:Journal of environment and culture (ISSN 1597-2755)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:urban transport
urban environment
social structure
State-society relationship
Abstract:Transport is central to economic exchange and the communication processes going on within it. Thus garages and parks, terms which are used interchangeably in Nigeria, are inevitably found in any Nigerian community. This paper explores the culture of the city garage in terms of the patterns of interaction taking place within and around it, the link with the social-structural order, the role of time and space, and the implications of all these factors for urban development. Central to the discourse is the idea of a distinction between public and private space as key to the construction of order. Following a description of the transport public, the paper pays attention to social conflicts between transport workers and drivers, and the government, whose objective is to order the chaos often created by the transport industry. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]