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Title:Moral communities in African cities
Author:Teppo, Annika
Year:2015
Periodical:Anthropology Southern Africa (ISSN 2332-3264)
Volume:38
Issue:3-4
Pages:284-359
Language:English
Geographic terms:Ghana
United States
Nigeria
South Africa
Burkina Faso
Subjects:ethics
communities
urban life
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/23323256.2015.1116952
Abstract:In this special section, contributors study the formation and workings of, as well as the change in, urban moral communities in African cities. They study how inhabitants understand their city and how they talk about, use and imagine it. They ask how they form their communities and how these are linked to ideas of decency, respectability and appropriateness. The articles focus on urban communities where sociocultural changes have led to moral questions. Contributions: Mining morals, muck and Akan gold in New York City (Jane Parish); Competing prayers: the making of a Nigerian urban landscape (Ulrika Trovalla); Church rules? The lines of 'ordentlikheid' among Stellenbosch Afrikaners (Annika Teppo); The ambivalence of neighbourhood in urban Burkina Faso (Jesper Bjarnesen); 'We are all children of God': a Charismatic church as space of encounter between township and suburb in post-apartheid Johannesburg (Barbara Heer). Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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