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Title:Special thematic issue on urban history
Editor:Bonsa, Shimelis
Periodical:Journal of Ethiopian Studies (ISSN 0304-2243)
City of publisher:Addis Ababa
Publisher:Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University
Geographic term:Ethiopia
urban development
urban economy
urban planning
urban history
demographic change
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/i40181134
Abstract:The 2012 special thematic issue on urban history brings together historical studies on a number of towns and cities in Ethiopia in an attempt to represent the diversity and complexity of urban Ethiopia and to demonstrate the interconnections that are characteristic of Ethiopian urbanization. Contributions: 1. Introduction: city, state and society: the making of urban Ethiopia in the 20th century (Shimelis Bonsa); 2. The historiography of Addis Ababa: a critique and discussion of the 'Ethiopian City' (Shimelis Bonsa); 3. Rentier capitalism: cash, credit and urban development in Addis Ababa, 1905-1936 (Charles Schaefer); 4. Early history of Bahir Dar Town: c. 1900-1941 (Seltene Seyoum); 5. Urbanization, centralization, and the rise of the modern incarceration regime in Ethiopia: some notes toward a history of the Dire Dawa Prison (Getahun Mesfin); 6. Context: urbanization and the urban space in Africa/Ethiopia Solomon (Addis Getahun); 7. Towards documenting demographic change in Shashemene Town: research note on data drawn from 1973 and 2008 (Gunilla Bjeren). [ASC Leiden abstract]